Third Thursday QTPOC Film Series: The Color Purple
Join us for THIRD THURSDAYS, an on-going monthly movie series centered around QTPOC films. Our next film in the series will be The Color Purple.
Free + Open To All
Questions or suggestions for future films: email Reggie@pridecentervt.org or Gustavo@pridecentervt.org
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ABOUT THE COLOR PURPLE:
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909-1949, relating the life of Celie , a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, share- cropper Albert. Celie pours out her innermost thoughts in letter form to her sister Nettie, but Albert has been hiding the letters Nettie writes back, allowing Celie to assume that she is dead. Finally, Celie finds a champion in the don’t-take-no-guff Sofia. Alas, Sofia is “humbled” when she is beaten into submission by angry whites. Later, Celie is able to forge a strong friendship with Albert’s mistress Shug. Emboldened by this, Celie begins rifling through her husband’s belongings and finds Nettie’s letters. Able at last to stand up to her husband, Celie leaves him to search for a new life on her own.