Purple Rain

Friday, January 24 - Saturday, January 25, 2020


    *Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Jan 24 – Sat Jan 25 begin at 12:10am, not 11:59pm!*

    DCP projection

    “[A] mesmerizing rock-video psychodrama… Prince plays the Kid, a talented musician who’s still hung up on his relationship with his brooding musician father (Clarence Williams III). The film is like East of Eden replayed as a hyperbolic rock fever dream… the rare pop movie that works the way a great rock & roll song does: It tells a simple, almost elemental tale and uses the music to set it aflame. Prince magnetizes the camera with The Stare — a rivetingly narcissistic, come-hither gaze that’s equal parts genetics, attitude, and eyeliner.” – Entertainment Weekly

    Screening as part of our Winter 2020 series, “Waverly Midnights: Late-Night Favorites.”

    • Country USA
    • Rating R
    • Year 1984
    • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
    • Running Time 111 minutes
    • Director Albert Magnoli