Actually, just down the block a little ways. For the first time ever, Enzian and the City of Winter Park’s monthly outdoor movie will be in a new location this Thursday. In honor of Black History Month, the special presentation of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) at 7:00 PM will take place not in Central Park, but rather in Shady Park (by Pennsylvania and New England, near Dexters).
Nominated for a whopping 11 Academy Awards (and just as incredibly, not winning a single one!), this deeply moving period piece tells the story of a black family’s growth and struggles in the rural South over a 40-year period. Filled with great performances, including Whoopi Goldberg in her screen debut and Danny Glover, along with Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey (also in her screen debut), Adolph Caesar, Willard Pugh and Rae Dawn Chong, this sprawling saga is stunningly shot by the great cinematographer, Allen Daviau, and has a rich musical score by co-producer Quincy Jones.
Prof. Julian Chambliss from Rollins College is kind enough to do the introductory remarks, and it should be a gorgeous night under the stars. Let’s see everyone out there!