International Womens day film festival : the color purple
A Film by Steven Spielberg
The Color Purple (154 minutes)
Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey
Steven Spielbergs film The Color Purple became one of the moviemakers most remarkable successes. It won the National Board of Reviews Best Picture Award, garnered 11 Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and earned Spielberg Best Director honors from the Directors Guild of America. The unforgettable characters of Alice Walkers Pulitzer Prize novel populate the lyrical cinematic adaptation. At the center is Celie (movie debuting Whoopi Goldberg) whose search for fulfillment in a world closed to her becomes a triumph of cruelty overcome by love, of pain eclipsed by joy in this enduring screen treasure.