Bestsellers On The Big Screen: The Color Purple

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Alice Walker's The Color Purple won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and a National Book Award upon its release in 1983. It tells the story of Celie, born in rural Georgia in the early 1900s, a young woman who knows only cruelty for most of her life. Her world is saturated in violence and oppression; nothing good happens to her for a heart-wrenchingly long time. But the promise, the indefatigable hope of The Color Purple (and of Celie herself) is that someday, some good will come into her life. And it does, though the shape that good comes in is surprising. Director Steven Spielberg excels at telling richly human stories, and groundbreaking, explosive performances from Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover drive The Color Purple beyond the mere sentiment of the decades it spans and into epiphany.

2h 34m / PG-13 / Drama / 1985

Tickets for the Bestsellers on the Big Screen classic movie series are $10 ($8 for Tampa Theatre Members) and are available at the Theatre’s historic Box Office, 711 N. Franklin Street, and online at (service fees apply.) Oxford Exchange will be in the lobby before each screening selling copies of that week’s book and other, relevant titles.
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