Cinema Book Club: The Color Purple

Cinema Book Club: The Color Purple

Steven Spielberg

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
    Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey
    Release Date: Fri 11 Jul 1986
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Cinema Book Club

Read: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple is a richly-textured, powerful film set in America's rural south that received an astounding 11 Oscar nominations, including one for "Best Picture." Whoopi Goldberg, winner of the "Best Actress" Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination, makes a triumphant screen debut as the radiant, indomitable Celie, the story's central character. Goldberg's impressive portrayal is complimented by a distinguished cast that includes Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery (who both received Oscar nominations for "Best Supporting Actress"), as well as Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong and Akosua Busia.