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Black History Month Film: Purple Rain (1984)

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Black History Month Film: Purple Rain (1984)

Film
Thursday, February 8
9:30 pm
Cost: Free
A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band.

USA | 111 min | R | Blu-Ray | Dir. Albert Magnoli

A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. The Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, but another musician looks to steal the Kid's spotlight- and his girl.

"The film is a love letter to collaboration, to passion, and to the power of music: this is Prince's legacy, brought to life nowhere more memorably than in Purple Rain." -Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

All free events sponsored by WUD Film Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

USA | 111 min | R | Blu-Ray | Dir. Albert Magnoli

A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. The Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, but another musician looks to steal the Kid's spotlight- and his girl.

"The film is a love letter to collaboration, to passion, and to the power of music: this is Prince's legacy, brought to life nowhere more memorably than in Purple Rain." -Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

All free events sponsored by WUD Film Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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