In his acting debut, Prince plays a semi-autobiographical character, The Kid, who escapes an
abusive home life through music. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Score, Purple Rain
features hits such as “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Jungle Love”, and “When Doves Cry.” The McNay screening is
timed to coincide with the second anniversary of Prince’s death.
Professor, author, and playwright, Lisa B. Thompson curates GET REEL film series this spring.
USA. 1984. English. 112 min. Color. R. Warner Bros.