March 19, 2018 - 6:30 pm
The Tropic Cinema is proud to be a Screening Partner for the 2017-18 Southern Circuit, a touring festival bringing the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Our 2018 Southern Circuit screenings continue with PURPLE DREAMS, an extraordinary arts education story following high school students on a three-year journey of transformation.
Northwest School of the Arts, a public magnet school in Charlotte, N.C., is chosen to be the first high school permitted to perform The Color Purple—the Broadway musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. PURPLE DREAMS follows the students, teachers and families involved from auditions to opening night. Along the way, they struggle with homelessness, low-income neighborhoods, gang-related violence, and single-parent households—and they also broaden their horizons and discover a world of opportunity previously beyond their reach.
All Southern Circuit screenings will feature appearances by filmmakers, actors and/or documentary subjects. Watch this page or follow Tropic Cinema on Facebook for details as they are confirmed.