The Color Purple
Director: Steven Spielberg Run Time: 154 min. Release Year: 1985
Starring: Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Willard E. Pugh
The ShowRoom celebrates Black History Month with a one night only screening of THE COLOR PURPLE, selected by Asbury Park Councilmember Yvonne Clayton, who will introduce the film.
An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie’s abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing ‘Mister’ Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.