Purple Rain + Stop Making Sense

Part of Queens Drive-In & Queens Drive-In (Oct/Nov)
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368

Purple Rain
Dir. Albert Magnoli. US, 1984, 111 mins. With Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III. The Grammy and Oscar-winning Purple Rain marks the electrifying movie debut of Prince as the Kid, a Minneapolis club musician as alienated as he is talented. Struggling with a tumultuous home life, The Kid takes refuge in his music and his love for aspiring singer Apollonia. The incredible soundtrack includes the title song, "When Doves Cry," and "Let's Go Crazy."

PLEASE NOTE: Purple Rain is rated R and may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Stop Making Sense
Dir. Jonathan Demme. US, 1984, 88 mins.With David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir. Big-white-suited Talking Heads leader David Byrne is on the verge of something: a nervous breakdown or transcendence. "Don’t touch me I'm a real live wire," he warns, which serves as the description for the entire film. Each song passes to the next on an electrical pulse, building upon its own momentum; finally the entire performance lifts off the ground and vibrates on a frenetic, exuberantly joyful frequency. In the hands of Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme and a team of ace cinematographers led by Jordan Cronenweth this is probably the greatest concert movie ever made.

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