THE DAYS OF SILENT CINEMA: LE GIORNATE DEL CINEMA MUTO AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY - Joan the Woman (1916, Dir. Cecil B. DeMille)
Silent film with piano accompaniment. Premiering Christmas Day, 1919, the film is Cecil B. DeMille’s first historical drama and great spectacle. A dream of the life of Joan of Arc (Geraldine Farrar) inspires a WWI British o ffi cer the night before he is set to embark on a dangerous mission from which he is unlikely to return. The elaborately filmed battle sequences, provocative images, and dramatic hand-colored final scenes set the stage for DeMille's later spectacles.
*Silent films with English intertitles. Contains mature content, Not rated – 2K DCP – 138 min*
Location: IU Libraries Screening Room (Wells Library 048)
$8 single ticket or $40 festival pass
Tickets will be available soon.
This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Myerson Family Fund and the Offi ce of the Bicentennial. Special thanks to Ed Myerson, Kaili Peng, and Kelly Kish.
Curated by Jay Weissberg, Rachael Stoeltje, Laura Horak, Maggie Hennefeld, and Jon Vickers.
*The Screening Room temperature tends to run cool, so please remember to bring a jacket or sweater.
*No food or drink is permitted in the Screening Room.