Special Film Event: PURPLE DREAMS
Winner of the 2017 Footcandle Film Festival's Audience Favorite Award
Free and Open to the Public, Thursday, August 22nd, 7:00pm at the HICKORY COMMUNITY THEATRE
With special guest Corey Mitchell, the musical theatre and theatre teacher featured in the film and currently in Hickory to work with the Hickory Community Theatre directing the upcoming production of Hair
Hickory Community Theatre, the Footcandle Film Society and the United Arts Council of Catawba County are partnering to bring the inspiring documentary “Purple Dreams” to Hickory for a one night showing on Thursday, August 22 at 7:00pm.
Directed by Joanne Hock, “Purple Dreams” follows the talented and driven students of Charlotte’s Northwest School of the Arts, as black youth stereotypes are turned upside-down. A three-year journey serves as an inspirational window into the lives of inner-city, at-risk students who succeed at their passion, while embracing the transformative power of their arts education as they audition, rehearse, and perform the first ever full-length high school production of The Color Purple, a Broadway musical based on Alice Walker’s award-winning novel.
Corey Mitchell, the musical theatre and theatre teacher at Charlotte’s Northwest School of Arts who oversaw the high school production, and is featured in the documentary, is currently in Hickory to work with the Hickory Community Theatre, directing the upcoming production of the landmark rock musical Hair, which begins performances on September 6.
The film screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm and the films starts at 7:00pm. Mitchell will be on hand to take questions from the audience following the film.
"Purple Dreams" Trailer from GreyHawk Films on Vimeo.