In association with some of the nation’s leading libraries, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will gather to celebrate the cinematic legacy of Prince with a series of screenings + discussions.
The iconic entertainer, who passed away one year ago this week on Apr. 21, starred in four films: Under The Cherry Moon, Sign Of The Times, Graffiti Bridge and Purple Rain. With that said, the AAFCA proudly presents, “Celebration of Prince in Cinema,” which will take place over two weekends.
Beginning on Apr. 21st at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City and the Blair-Caldwell Library in Denver, and concluding with two screenings at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta and the African American Research Library in Ft. Lauderdale — cinephiles will have a chance to relive those magic moments from The Purple One.
“Prince was one of the few black musicians who enjoyed success in cinema,” Gil Robertson, AAFCA President said in a released statement. “His aptitude as a visual artist was stunning and continues to be influential today. It is both a privilege and an honor to share his cinematic works with our community partners around the country.”