In coordination with Amstar 16 the Tubman Museum has a Special Viewing of the Color Purple Exclusively for Tubman Members. The film is a musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel about the life-long struggles of an African-American woman living in the south during the early 1900s. The film is based on the stage musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker.
This is the second film adaptation of the novel, following the 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg and Quincy Jones return to produce this version, along with the stage musical’s producers Scott Sanders and Oprah Winfrey, the latter of whom also starred in the 1985 film as Sofia. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and Fantasia Barrino in her film debut.