When: Wed., June 7, 7:30 p.m. 2017
In an age of constant remakes of beloved films comes one that absolutely breaks the mold, at least partly because the participants were unfamiliar with the source material. Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red in It adapts the classic artist-in-turmoil narrative of Prince’s Purple Rain, but set in Niger. Sahel Sounds founder Chris Kirkley made the film in collaboration with members of a nomadic tribe. The music is loud, guitar-heavy, Tuareg-rock — a hypnotic sound that choogles, bristles, and occasionally explodes. Mdou Moctar is an absolute international breakout star; come see why on Prince’s birthday.