As it should be clear by now, The Cultural Exposé has a soft spot for special outdoor screenings of much-loved films. Therefore the Purple Rain concert style screening sounds like sweet -not to mention funky- music to our ears.
It is fair to say that Prince’s magnum opus about an up and rising young singer, who has to overcome a lot of obstacles, including an abusive father, in order to make it to the top, is clearly not a masterpiece of cinema. The term ‘classic’ though, can surely be applied to the film’s excellent soundtrack. From the awesome epicness of the titular song to the trendsetting bass-less minimalism of When Doves Cry, the musical genius of Prince is evident in all the songs that can be heard in the film. And with such euphoric belters like Let’s Go Crazy and Take Me With U, any person with a heartbeat should be eager to display their best dance moves while watching this. Screening at the Leonard Street Car Park and enlisting the help of The Frame Dance Studio, the Rooftop Film Club will give us the opportunity to get our party shoes on and experience the film as never before – so we can’t wait. (Words: Apostolos Kostoulas)
Purple Rain Concert Style Screening will take place at the Leonard Street Car Park on Friday 24th May. Doors will open at 6pm and the film will start at 9. For more information go to www.wegottickets.com/rooftopfilmclub/event/209905