Part of the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series.
Films, food, and drink al fresco at our waterfront Haas Biergarten every Wednesday night. Screenings are free! Food and drinks are available for purchase from La Peg.
It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later. Honoring Prince and David Bowie in a two-week ode to the pop heroes/fashion/sex icons we’ve lost this year. (June 22: Labyrinth starring David Bowie)
Purple Rain, the first starring film for Prince, is the story of an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include “The Kid’s” (Prince) miserable home life, where he suffers the brutalities of his father (well played by Clarence Williams III) and the youth’s efforts to win the love of the beautiful Apollonia. Despite the misogynistic undercurrents in Purple Rain, the film’s biggest fans were young women. Gorgeously photographed by Donald Thorin, Purple Rain is essentially a glorified music video, highlighted by a catalogue of Prince’s hits, including “I Would Die 4 U”, “When Doves Cry,” and “Let’s Go Crazy”; the score deservedly won an Academy Award and a Grammy.