Caves and Shadows: A Classical Approach to Cinema Studies is a multi-tiered cinema studies curriculum specifically designed for homeschool, classical, and Christian learning environments. Caves and Shadows will provide students, parents, and teachers with a complete, year-long study of cinematic literacy. The study will explore the individual’s role as both audience and creator in an environment that currently offers unlimited access to the consuming and creation of the artificial moving image, approaching the topics of watching and making movies from a uniquely Christian perspective. The course will focus on the grammar, logic, and rhetoric of cinema and how film can be used to specifically deliver information, shape thoughts, form our affections, and influence culture. This curriculum is the first of its kind, combining cinema theory and history, original student exercises, classical pedagogy, and contemporary movie samplings.