Rock star Prince makes an impressive feature film debut in Purple Rain, a rousing contemporary addition to the classic backstage musical genre.

— Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Purple Rain

Film • Mar 31

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This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series presented in partnership with DRIP (records).

With a performance by Skeleton

Director: Albert Magnoli

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life and life is a whole lot better with Purple Rain. In this mix of myth and biography, Prince stars as The Kid, a young musician from the wrong side of the tracks searching for the song that will change his life.

Skeleton is an apocalypso rhythm-led ride through soaring tunes reminiscent of a memento mori. Led by singer-songwriter Pedro LDV, Skeleton explores mortality and the fragile world around us.

1984. USA. 111 min. Rated R for sexuality, some nudity, language, and some violent content.