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The Color Purple

Ongoing

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Steven Spielberg. 1985, 154 mins. 35mm. With Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery. In adapting Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel about a poor black woman’s journey to self-actualization in the rural South of the early twentieth century, Spielberg fashioned an emotionally overwhelming, decades-spanning tearjerker that manages to be both an old-fashioned epic and a more modern-minded tale of female indomitability. With Allen Daviau’s cinematography, indebted to the work of John Ford, the film is a nonstop visual feast, and features an ever-intensifying central performance by Goldberg that is a wonder to behold.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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