Silver Screen Studies


“Silver Screen Studies” is a recurring screening and discussion series that pairs films with special presentations by scholars and cinema experts. Whether you are a seasoned cinephile or just film-curious you’ll enjoy these classics that everyone deserves to see on the big screen.


May 20

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

This film is a part of our Silver Screen Studies series.

The dazzling, candy-colored musical masterpiece that inspired La La Land. Set to a celebrated jazz score, the Palme d’Or winning film is both an emotionally riveting tale of love between working class youth and a delightful visual confection. Considered by many the most beautiful film ever made, the swooning romance also launched French ingenue Catherine Deneuve to superstardom. 

Directed by Jacques Demy.

Introduction by Heather Heckman, Director, Moving Image Research Collection, University of South Carolina.