WAM Nights: mama.film Series – Purple Rain
May 12, 2023 | 6:30pm
WAM Nights, Adult Events & Programs, Featured Event
$10 general public; free to WAM members
Wichita Art Museum
About this Event
Whether subtle or extravagant, a film’s costume design conveys its social fabric – the essential storytelling elements of time, place, personality and more. In conjunction with Isabelle De Borchgrave’s exquisite exhibition, WAM and mama.film have curated a series of films that span the decades, to celebrate the art of costume design on screen. These films feature iconic costumes that are unforgettable and often scene stealing. Joining us are local experts and aficionados who will contextualize the costumes as they relate to each story.
Purple Rain, Directed by Alberto Magnoli, 1984
Special Guest: Nina Winter
Nina Winter is an Artist, Entrepreneur & Art Educator at TISSU Sewing Studio. She obtained her MFA in Fashion Design & Merchandising from the Academy of Art (San Francisco) in 2011. A conscious creator, Nina utilizes fibers & textiles to illustrate our colorful yet complex lives through the power of creative writing & storytelling.
About the film: A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). But another musician, Morris (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight–and his girl.
$10 general public, free for WAM members