Screening those cult classics you need to watch
Come along to The Orange Soda Film Club, so you can rediscover (or watch for the first time) those cult classics you missed out on when they first hit the big screen. The Film Club is a chance to revisit these films and an opportunity for the younger generation to discover their influence and importance in today's pop culture. The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as a director, and was a change from the summer blockbusters for which he had become famous. Starring Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey (in her film debut) and Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Harris-Johnson. Filmed in Anson and Union counties in North Carolina, 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 1900s, including domestic violence, poverty, racism, and sexism. Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions. Program: - Doors open 12:00pm - DJ spinning a warmup set - Short film screened before the feature - Films start at 01:30pm - Popcorn, drink and ice cream included with ticket - Fully stocked bar Certificate: 15. Runtime: 2 hours 34 minutes. Valid ID required.
"The affirmation at the end of the film is so joyous that this is one of the few movies in a long time that inspires tears of happiness, and earns them.'