About the Film:
Music is a staple of summer, and Prince is a staple of music. The Little's summer music film series kicks off Saturday, June 16 with Purple Rain and Sign 'o' the Times. Wear your favorite Prince shirt/outfit to the screening, and you unlock the special discount: A $6 ticket (general admission price is $9).
Movie summary: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to give to this thing called Purple Rain. Released in 1984, Albert Magnoli’s pseudo-biopic introduced audiences to the Minneapolis music scene and the royal subject who presided over it. Prince burst upon the screen riding a motorcycle and a purple-tinted wave of popularity. He came to play his music loud, scream his lyrics and seduce with impunity.
In Purple Rain, Prince plays “The Kid”, an angry Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father , the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer. But another musician, (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight – and his girl.
Purple Rain is not a living room kind of movie. It demands to be experienced in all its awesomely ridiculous glory on the biggest screen, with the biggest speakers and the biggest crowd. Feel free to sing along, air guitar, or weep from pure joy.