James Sparkman and Elyse Wietstock

I’ll Show You… The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

I’ll Show You… The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Welcome to another episode of I’ll Show You Mine! This week Elyse is showing James a big beautiful musical from France, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg from 1964.A bittersweet love story told in stunning visuals, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a wall-to-wall singing musical which tells the tale of Geneviève and Guy, a pair of young lovers torn apart when Guy is drafted into the Algerian War.Join us as we get swept away by the romance, music, and color of it all, and can’t stop talking about how pretty Catherine Deneuve is.The truth is we plan episodes ahead of time and wondered, given the current state of the country and the media landscape, if we should not release this episode and do something else instead. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a candy-coated musical that Elyse chose to show to James as a bit of a pick-me-up in the middle of a pandemic, but given the news of rampant acts of racist violence, police brutality, and protests for justice happening all over the country, we didn’t want to be silent in the face of it. We’re releasing this episode as normal, but we’re also going to be dropping a bonus episode this month, to highlight Black creators and do our small part to honor Black lives and show solidarity with those fighting for a better future.Our theme song is by us! James Sparkman and Elyse Wietstock.Follow us on Twitter at @isympodcast and on Twitch at twitch.tv/isympodcastIf you like the show please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts, and if you would like to chip in to the show and get access to an exclusive extended feed you can become a patron by going to our website, illshowyoumine.show, and clicking “Donate”!”

Duration: 1 hr 2 min

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