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The Color Purple (12A)

Director: Blitz Bazawule
Cast: Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2023
Running Time: 141m

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2024 Academy Award nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Danielle Brooks

2024 BAFTA Award nominated for Best Leading Actress - Fantasia Barrino

And Best Supporting Actress - Danielle Brooks

2024 Golden Globe nominated for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy - Fantasia Barrino

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy - Danielle Brooks

Experience the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond in “The Color Purple.” This bold new take on the beloved classic is directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones.

Please note: The subtitled screening, with audio description, will be at 4pm on Wednesday 21 February.


This is an all-singing, all-sobbing weepie with sequins, featuring comedy, uproarious choreography, and a suite of soul R&B and gospel numbers that will have you bopping along in your seat.
★★★★ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
Straight through to the big finish with a spiritual song and a warm family reunion, The Color Purple is shameless in its wish to be loved by audiences. That may be calculated, but the strategy works in this vivid, alternate take on a classic story.
★★★★ Caryn James, BBC.com

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