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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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

Bye Bye Tiberias Cert-TBC
1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
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