The Color Purple12A

Directed by Blitz Bazawule | USA | 2023 | 2h 21m | Starring Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, Halle Bailey, Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins

Separated from her sister and children, Celie’s life becomes a series of hardships and heartbreaks. With the support of a singer and her stepdaughter, she eventually discovers strength in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel explores love and resilience through one woman’s journey to independence in early 20th-century America.

Nominated two BAFTA Awards, including Best Leading Actress (Fantasia Barrino) and Best Supporting Actress (Danielle Brooks).

Reviews

‘The Color Purple is a big, brash spectacle, an extravaganza blending the styles of Broadway musicals, Hollywood studio movies and music videos, with a mix of gospel, pop, blues and ballads, all of that coming together smoothly in one exuberant film.’
★★★★
Caryn James, BBC

‘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, The Telegraph

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15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
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The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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The Iron Claw 15
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Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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