Prince 4 Ever: Double Bill Birthday Tribute! Purple Rain + Nigerien Purple

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Prince 4 Ever: Double Bill Birthday Tribute! Purple Rain + Nigerien Purple says
WE LOVE U PRINCE!
DOUBLE-BILL BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE:
PURPLE RAIN + THE NIGERIEN PURPLE RAIN!!

It would have been Prince’s 58th birthday on Tuesday, June 7th. In honour of the dearly departed Purple One, Royal’s all-new music series ROYAL STOMPBOX presents a double-bill of Prince’s magnum opus ultimate party flick Purple Rain plus the incredible 2015 remake from the deserts of Niger, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (aka “Rain the Color Blue With a Little Red In It”)!!! AND an incredible all-Prince and Prince protégé pre-show! Prize giveaways! Costumes encouraged!

$15 Double-Bill Pricing – TICKETS HERE: http://www.universe.com/royal-prince4ever

Co-presented by PURPLELECTRICITY, Toronto's yearly PRINCE DANCE PARTY – get a discount on the next party (Sat, Aug. 20, Miss Thing's Coconut Room at 1279 Queen St W)!! (http://www.purplelectricity.com/)

Co-presented by our neighbours JUNE RECORDS, giving away Prince LPs, swag and more!! (https://junerecords.com/)

> 7PM - OPENING ACT!
AKOUNAK EDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI (2015)
(aka “Rain the Color Blue With a Little Red In It”)
Director: Christopher Kirkley
Cast: Mdou Moctar

A revolutionary story of one musician’s struggle to make it, against all odds, in the raucous winner-takes-all Tuareg guitar scene of Niger, starring real life musician Mdou Moctar + more talent from the amazing Sahel Sounds record label (http://sahelsounds.com/)! Rain the Color Blue With a Little Red It (a literal translation of “Purple Rain” – the Taureg language has no word for “Purple”!) is the first film ever shot in the Saharan Tuareg language, and borrows the plot and style (purple motorcycle and purple robes!) from 19!84’s Purple Rain, as Mdou must battle fierce competition from Jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival – himself. (75 minutes)

> 9:15PM - HEADLINER!
PURPLE RAIN (1984)
Director: Albert Magnoli
Cast: Prince, Apollonia, Morris Day

Prince’s lusty 1984 party opus was a smash hit movie and album (the first to feature his backing band The Revolution). The story of a young musician (Prince!), tormented by an abusive situation at home, who must contend with a rival singer (Morris Day of The Time!), a burgeoning romance (with Apollonia, last minute replacement for Prince’s former lover/protégé Vanity (RIP), plus his own dissatisfied band as his star rises, leading to an awesome battle of the bands. TOTAL '80s PRINCE PLEASURE!
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By: The Royal Cinema - Toronto

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