DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
BASED ON A NOVEL BY: Alice Walker
NOTABLE APPEARANCES: Danny Glover, Whoopie Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey.
RELEASE DATE: 1985
RUNNING TIME: 154 min
KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Childhood sexual assault and rape, forced marriage, domestic abuse, racism and racial segregation, human rights.
Heart-wrenching and universally loved The Color Purple is about the trials and tribulations of black women in the turn-of-the-century south, and how they conquered over all the abuse, the poverty, and the lack of anything resembling a life.