PURPLE RAIN (1984) (Plus a Princely Pre-Show) (FREE)
Saturday, March 29th @8PM
Princexpert (and author of The Prince Zine) Joshua James Amberson presents a velvety pre-show array of Prince’s film & TV appearances, sexy-scary music videos, and other rare clips before screening the 1984 classic Purple Rain. He’ll also take questions, and will answer everything you always wanted to know about The Purple One (but were afraid to include in your search history.)
Prince, with his heavily lined Liza Minelli eyes, is fascinating to watch in this coming of age drama-cum-concert film. Onstage, he is the seductive musician who orgasms while performing a gravity defying pony dance. Offstage, he is a quiet, mustachioed weirdo in neo-Shakespearean garb; a ruffled tantric clown-baby who throws a temper tantrum by smashing jars of preserves in his mother’s pantry.
Raucous performances of “Let’s Go Crazy,” “I Would Die 4 U,” “Darling Nikki,” “Purple Rain,” and more will have you dancing in your seat and taking on a new, exciting identity as “The Accountant Formerly Known as Steve.” Put on your most seductively patterned vest and come party like it’s 15 years ago!