Tribute to groundbreaking American authors through the magic of the 7th art
In this new festival of screenings of films and documentaries, prominent Greek writers, directors, and actors introduce films that draw on the rich literary world of renowned American authors such as Truman Capote, Tennessee Wiliams, Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway, and Alice Walker, the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In this evening’s event Giannis Kantea-Papadopoulos, film critic for the weekly Athinorama, introduces Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.
The award-winning book by Alice Walker on the lives of poor, black women in the racist America of the 1930s was skillfully brought to the big screen by Steven Spielberg. The film garnered 11 Oscar nominations. At the center of the story is Celie (Whoopi Goldberg, in her first film appearance), a woman whose quest for fullness in a world closed to her turns into a triumph of love against cruelty, a triumph of joy against pain.
Tuesday, March 8th, 19:00: The Color Purple by Steven Spielberg (USA, 1985, Duration: 154’)
Introduction: Giannis Kantea-Papadopoulos, film critic, Athinorama
All films of the festival are screened with Greek subtitles.