This series has been canceled by the presenter. Please contact Cayla at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. This film remains in the library’s collection and is available for check-out.
This seminar is intended to be like an informal book group in which participants will watch one of the generally recognized great foreign films of all time, then discuss its meaning, purpose, personal impact, context—whatever strikes one as interesting about the experience of watching the film. All works will be subtitled, many–though not all–will be in black and white, and all will be groundbreaking contributions to the genre. The film for this session is director Jacques Demy‘s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1 hr. 31 min., 1964, in color–a musical!) starring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, and Anne Vernon, music by Michel Legrand.
Gordon Massman taught literature and film at Endicott College and The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts before moving to Camden in May of last year. In addition to having a passionate interest in masterpieces of world cinema, he has published several volumes of poetry with The New York Quarterly Press and individual work in magazines and journals across the U.S, and Canada.