Coastline Children’s Film Festival and the Box Factory for the Arts to present film screening on 1/27

The best films provide a place where we are all invited, no borders, no visas required and no possibility of being excluded or exiled.
Coastline Children’s Film Festival and the Box Factory for the Arts are pleased to announce a Sneak Peek screening for kids and their families at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph Michigan.
JEANNETTE, The Childhood of Joan of Arc, an award-winning international feature film, will be shown Sunday January 27 at 3:00 pm before the festival opens March 8.
Admission is FREE. Popcorn and refreshments will be available.
JEANNETTE, The Childhood of Joan of Arc n JAN 27 @ 3:00 PM
Directed by Bruno Dumont, France, Live Action, 2017
115 min, in French with English subtitles, Ages 12 and up
French master Bruno Dumont (Hadewijch) recreates the adolescence of the Maid of Orleans as a radical,
electro-metal musical. The battles, trial, and martyrdom of Joan of Arc have been chronicled by such
cinema masters as Cecil B. DeMille, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Robert Bresson, Otto Preminger, and
Jacques Rivette — but seldom has the crucial period of Joan's preadolescent formation been depicted on
screen. With his tenth feature, Bruno Dumont radically delves into Joan's childhood with a categorydefying
period-cum-techno-head-banging musical, derived from two works by French writer Charles
Péguy. Set in 1425 France, with the Hundred Years' War raging off-screen, the film begins with eightyear-
old Jeannette tending fluffy sheep in the village of Domrémy. She confides her mystical calling to her
friend Hauviette, and although dissuaded by Madame Gervaise (hilariously embodied by a pair of
identical twin nuns), Jeannette is ultimately buoyed by her faith and sets out to fulfill her destiny.
Exquisitely shot in a palette of royal blues, heather greens, and sand by Guillaume Deffontaines, Jeannette
oozes elemental beauty. Dumont casts non-actors in the leading roles and makes use of live sync sound
for the sung, a cappella dialogue, creating an intoxicating combination of naturalism, amateurism, and
anarchic artifice that is bolstered by an electro-metal score from French multi-instrumentalist Igorrr and
a majorettes-meets–mosh pit choreography with hair-wagging paroxysms. Heady, strange, genuinely
funny, and completely out of time, Jeannette is one heck of contribution to the canon of "Joan films" and
further proof of Dumont's astonishing versatility and uncompromising vision.
The 2019 Coastline Children’s Film Festival runs from March 8-17. The mission of the Coastline Children's Film Festival is to
bring high-quality independent films and animation for children and young adults to the area and to present them - on the
big screen - as shared theatrical experiences for the whole community. The Box Factory for the Arts, located at 1101 Broad
St. (St. Joseph, Michigan) was created in 1995 in a building purchased by the Berrien Artist Guild. Originally an artists’ hang
out, it has grown to become a full-service arts space featuring studios, a theatre, reception halls and concert space.

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