Steven Spielberg’s 1985 movie, The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker’s prize-winning novel, is on the CALS Ron Robinson Theater screen tonight.
The film stars Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey (in her film debut), and Danny Glover. The film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie Harris and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 20th century, including domestic violence, incest, pedophilia, poverty, racism, and sexism. Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.
The showing starts tonight at 7pm at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater. Cost is $5.