Director: Blitz Bazawule

2023, 140min., NR (PG-13)

Screenwriter: Marcus Gardley

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, David Alan Grier, Colman Domingo, Louis Gossett Jr, Tamela Mann, Deon Cole, Corey Hawkins, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Fantasia Taylor, Ciara , Stephen Hill, H.E.R. , Phylicia Pearl Mpasi

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Alice Walker’s novel opened the world’s eyes to the largely ignored inner lives of Black women. The powerful resonance of Walker’s story has inspired a movie adaptation, a Broadway musical, and today, an extraordinary film of the stage musical. It opens in rural Georgia of the early1900s, when Celie (Fantasia Barrino) is forced to leave her abusive childhood home, and then to marry an older, brutal widower called Mister (Colman Domingo). As Celie gains wisdom and experience, she fights to find her true self, discover her true sexuality, and embrace the sisterhood of other women who give her an unbreakable strength. The talented ensemble cast is unreal, but the star-power comes from three outrageously talented women: Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, and Danielle Brooks. “Barrino opens up her heart and her glorious voice…It’s a triumph, and it’s earned.” Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times.