The Color Purple
The Spielberg-directed film of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, featuring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.
Dir Steven Spielberg
With Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey
A few eyebrows were raised when Spielberg was announced as the director of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel focusing on a young African American woman in turn-of-the-century rural Georgia. He successfully pulled off a powerful, moving picture that helped raise to prominence some striking and relatively unknown acting talent, including Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.