Made in 1928, just before the dawn of the talkies, the silent film ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ was a stunning display of cinematography and dramatic acting. Even today, Danish director Carl Dreyer’s story of the French hero and saint captivates audiences, and this week the film screens in the North Bay. Presented with a gorgeous new digital restoration and featuring an original score created by mind-expanding musicians Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and Adrian Utley (Portishead), The Passion of Joan of Arc breathes new life into the cinema on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 7pm. $8–$12. 415.454.1222.