The Color purple

United States, 1985

Film
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Alice Walker’s joyous Pulitzer Prize winning novel comes to the screen as one of Steven Spielberg’s most powerful personal films. This enthralling story begins in a small Georgia town in 1906, when young Celie, hardly more than a child herself, gives birth to two children, fathered by the man she calls “Pa” and who takes the infants from her at birth and tells her nothing of their fate. Sustained by a close bond with her sister Nettie, Celie submerges her own identity as she is mistreated by every man in her life. This film covers the gamut of joy, sorrow, loss and reunion. It is truly unforgettable and the ending is an inspirational triumph. Stars Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, introducing Whoopi Goldberg as Celie and Oprah Winfrey as Sofia.

Credits

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Amblin Entertainment

co-producer

Steven Spielberg

Kathleen Kennedy

Frank Marshall

Quincy Jones

Duration

02:32:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304214

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → African American women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → African American women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → African American women

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → African American women

History → African Americans - History

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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