‘Purple Rain’ At Providence Place
(4.28) Let’s go crazy. ‘Purple Rain’ is the semi-autobiographical tale of The Kid, a musician navigating the Minneapolis club scene, while dealing with a romantic rival and a difficult family life. From Rolling Stone (April 21, 2016),
In the film, The Kid refuses to listen to any of his bandmates’ music or suggestions, but off screen, Prince reportedly collaborated effortlessly with the Revolution – and the soundtrack features some of the most cohesive and iconic music of his career. Not since Johnny Cash had a performer made themselves synonymous with a single color, while “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry” shot to the top of the U.S. and UK charts. But these songs also offered a window into The Kid/Prince’s impenetrable façade of cool, revealing the emotions that bubbled beneath the surface and behind those mirrored shades.
Rated R. Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes.
Purple Rain, 7:30pm, Thursday, April 28, Showcase Cinema, Providence Place Mall