A sequel of sorts to Purple Rain, shot at Paisley Park, Prince reprises his role as The Kid in his third and final directorial outing, Graffiti Bridge (1990). The Kid (Prince) is in the middle of a creative crisis. Rival club owner Morris (Morris Day) is threatening to shut down The Kid's thriving club Glam Slam through extortion and other wildly flamboyant means. All the while, a mysterious beauty ensares The Kid and Morris in a love triangle with cosmic significance. Graffiti Bridge catches the Purple One at a crossroads: a consummate performer flexing as a performer, writer, and star following a creative zenith. Also featuring not-be-missed raging performances from the Time, George Clinton, and Mavis Staples.
Why You Should See This Film
After Graffiti Bridge premiered to less-than-glowing reviews, Prince remarked, “Maybe it will take people 30 years to get it.” Well, here we are, over 30 years later, and if you ask us, it’s a visual and aural treat for devoted fans of the multi-instrumentalist artist and creative powerhouse, who we miss dearly to this day – with electrifying stage performances that rival those in Purple Rain and Sign o' the Times. Lay down your funky weapon, come join us on the floor.
STROBE presented by Groovescooter
Groovescooter returns this May and June with STROBE, another curated program of stellar music films, all exclusive to Golden Age for Sydney music and film lovers.
Please note: Gift Passes & Film Club Membership discounts can't be used for this special event session.
- Year: 1990
- Rating: PG
- Director: Prince
- Cast: Prince, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, George Clinton
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Language: English