“Purple Rain,” with Prince in the lead role, was the landmark 1984 movie that boosted Prince to international superstardom, screens Friday 21 April at 8.00pm Luna Outdoor as a special tribute to the music icon, who died last year at his home in Minnesota.
A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.
The movie, released with Prince’s album of the same name, won the musician an Oscar for best original song score. The album contains Prince’s chart-toppers, “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”
And yes, you can go crazy with purple!