The Color Purple (1985) Directed by Steven Spielberg
An uneducated woman named Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) lives in the rural American south. For black women in the early twentieth century the era was marked by domestic violence, poverty and racism. Celie embodies all of these struggles and more. After being raped by her father and giving birth to two children as a result, Celie accepts a life of servitude. The struggles continue as Celie is separated from her sister Nettie (Akosua Busia) and forced into a brutal marriage to “Mister” (Danny Glover). Based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker, this film continues our series of movies based on books.