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Purple Rain


Dir. Albert Magnoli. 1984, 111 mins. DCP. With Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III. Winner of Grammy and Academy Awards for its pulsating song score, Purple Rain marks the electrifying movie debut of Prince as the Kid, a Minneapolis club musician as alienated as he is talented. The Kid struggles with a tumultuous home life and his own smoldering anger while taking refuge in his music and his steamy love for sexy Apollonia. “Purple Rain is, and remains, both one of [Prince’s] greatest works and the greatest opportunity that his fans will likely ever have to know him. A masterpiece.” —Rolling Stone.

This event is sold out. Standby tickets may become available at the door. Visit the Museum’s admission desk to secure a position in the standby line. Museum members will be given priority. Tickets: $12 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). 

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