“Umbrellas of Cherbourg” is the April Cerrito Classic

You have never seen a movie like “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.” From the instant it begins — in a garage! — with the mechanics bursting into song, you know you’re in for something magical.

Whether you love musicals or opera, Paris or romance – or even if you’re a curmudgeon…this movie will melt you.

“Simply the most romantic film to come from France in the 1960s,” critics Nick Martin and Marsha Porter said. “Watch this with someone you love.”

This is the film that made Catherine Deneuve a star.

Director Jacques Demy, who would later make the equally wonderful “Les Demoiselles de Rochefort,” created one of the brightest films of all time, filled with saturated color and cool 1960s fashion. Michelle Legrand, one of the world’s great movie composers, provided a score that will leave you humming in French for days afterwards.

We’ve been getting good crowds for the Cerrito Classics recently but we don’t often show something French – or quite as classic as this. Don’t miss it.

The showing is on Thursday, April 12, at 7pm. All seats are $8. Getting to the theater early is always a good idea–for a choice of seating and to order freshly-made food and drinks. You are strongly advised to buy tickets in advance at the box office or online.