And thats the epic story behind Purple Rain, the 1984 Prince film that accompanied his album of the same name, which features such hits as Purple Rain (duh) and When Doves Cry. The plot centers on the Kid (Prince) who meets a lovely songstress, Apollonia; the Kid has to keep his band, the Revolution, together while desperately endeavoring not to become a shadow of his abusive father.
Purple Rain screens as part of Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre; the movie starts at dusk, but come early to enjoy funkadelic sounds by U.S. Pipe as well as a live Guitar Hero challenge on stage. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; purchase yours at any King Soopers store or by calling 1-866-464-2626. Visit www.redrocksonline.com for information about Red Rocks rules, and www.denverfilm.org for more on Film on the Rocks.
Fri., Aug. 8, 2008