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Friday, Mar 29, 7:00 pm

The Lincoln Theatre is pleased to present this special screening of the silent cinematic masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc, with a live score performed by renowned cellist Lori Goldston.


A classic of the silent age, Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she'd spoken to God, Jeanne d'Arc (Maria Falconetti) is subjected to inhumane treatment and scare tactics at the hands of church court officials (Eugene Silvain, Jean d'Yd). Initially bullied into changing her story, Jeanne eventually opts for what she sees as the truth, and her punishment earns her perpetual martyrdom.


"It may be the finest performance ever recorded on film." --Pauline Kael

"You cannot know the history of silent film unless you know the face of Renee Maria Falconetti." --Roger Ebert, Great Movies

France | Silent | 1928 | Historical Drama | 114 minutes | NR


Lori Goldston plays written and spontaneous work on cello, and works as a composer, teacher, curator, and prolific, widely varied collaborator. Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, her voice as a cellist is visceral, deeply textured and original, investigating thresholds, instability, and connections between far-flung modes of thought. 

She records and tours as a soloist, and collaborates with bands, orchestras, composers, film makers, writers and choreographers: Earth, Nirvana, the BBC Scottish Symphony, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Helms Alee, Mirah, Maya Dunietz, Jherek Bischoff, Tara Jane O'Neil, Jessika Kenney, Eyvind Kang, Ilan Volkov, David Byrne, O Paon, Terry Riley, Lonnie Holley, Stuart Dempster, Torben Ulrich, Shelley Hirsch, Ghedalia Tezartes, Senga Nengudi, Ellen Fullman, Lynn Shelton, Christian Rizzo, and many, many others.

She lives in Seattle and performs in venues large and small throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, Australia and Europe, including Centre Pompidou, Museo Tamayo, Cineteca Nacional de Mexico, PS21, Tectonics Festivals, Le Guess Who?, Long Play Festival, TBA, Chicago Humanities Festival, Sydney Festival, and for Paris Fashion Week.

"She is the Jimi Hendrix of the cello" --Dylan Carlson of the band Earth, as quoted in Seattle Times


Advance Reserved Seating Tickets: $16 (all seats) + applicable fees. Lincoln Members receive $2 off ticket price.

All prices include a $2.00 Preservation Fee that goes directly into our capital account for the preservation of the Lincoln Theatre and its programs.