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Still from Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva (1982) courtesy Rialto Pictures


Celestial Voices on Film

  • Saturday, December 30, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Adapted from the novel by Daniel Odier, Diva centers soprano Cynthia Humphreys, played by Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, and her obsessed young fan Jules in his relentless quest to capture a recording of his beloved opera singer’s voice. Part crime drama, part thriller, Diva is a riotous cult classic that single-handedly launched the Cinéma du look, an explosion of visually stunning, punk-inspired French movies in the early ‘80s, winning numerous awards and high accolades along the way. (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1982, 35mm, 117 minutes)

Part of the film series Celestial Voices on Film