An expansive biopic, Jacques Rivette’s newly restored 1994 film Joan the Maid focuses on Joan of Arc the human first — and Joan the myth, saint, and warrior second.
Beatrice Loayza is a film and theater critic based in Washington, DC. Her work has appeared in MUBI, Remezcla, Bloody Disgusting, and others. Follow her on Twitter @beansproutbea
Quartet Chronicles a Twisted Ménage à Trois in the Roaring ’20s of Paris
In Quartet (1981), now screening at Quad Cinema, filmmaker James Ivory explores sexual Stockholm syndrome and the persistence of patriarchy in seedy 1920s Paris.
How MASS MoCA Transformed a Struggling Mill Town Into an Art Hub
Worlds collide in a new Meryl Streep-narrated documentary that traces the evolution of Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.