The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is celebrating the cinematic legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson in association with some of the nation’s leading libraries with a series of special screenings and panel discussions that showcase his career in film. During his lifetime, the iconic entertainer, who died on April 21, 2016, starred in four films: Under the Cherry Moon, Sign of the Times, Graffiti Bridge and the highly-lauded Purple Rain. AAFCA’s “Celebration of Prince in Cinema” will take place over two weekends, beginning on April 21 at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City and the Blair-Caldwell Library in Denver, and concluding with two screenings, at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta and the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.
“Prince was one of the few Black musicians who enjoyed success in cinema,” AAFCA president, Gil Robertson says. “His aptitude as a visual artist was stunning and continues to be influential today. It is both a privilege and an honor to share his cinematic works with our community partners around the country.”
Here’s how you can sign up.
KANSAS CITY April 21 – 23| https://aafca_prince_kansascity.eventbrite.com
DENVER – April 22| https://aafca_prince_denver.eventbrite.com
FORT LAUDERDALE – April 29| https://aafca_prince_fortlauderdale.eventbrite.com
ATLANTA – April 30th | https://aafca_prince_atlanta.eventbrite.com