Under the Cherry Moon
Sunday, Feb 11 at 1:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
NOTE: Out of concern for the condition of the 35mm print, the second screening of this film has been canceled. Ticket holders will be notified.
Dir. Prince. 1986, 100 mins. 35mm. With Prince, Jerome Benton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Steven Berkoff, Emmanuelle Sallet, Alexandra Stewart. Following the runaway success of Purple Rain, Prince teamed with the great cinematographer Michael Ballhaus (The Marriage of Maria Braun, Goodfellas) and jazz keyboardist Clare Fischer to bring a vintage smoky flavor to this tongue-in-cheek musical drama about a piano bar gigolo in the French riviera who seduces and then falls for a caged-bird heiress (Thomas). A box office flop in its time, Under the Cherry Moon now appears as the most sheerly gorgeous of Prince’s five films.