"Purple Haze" Film Screening
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Question authority, break with tradition, and join the revolution. The summer of 1968 is revived, 50 years later, in the Walker Cinema. Experience the heat of '68 through the eyes of filmmakers who challenged conventions to capture the rebellious spirit of their changing times. Beginning with a star-spangled, superhero satire and ending with a lovers' quarrel in Central Park, this summer series features five distinctive visions of an explosive, expressive year. View the full film series here.
On August 1 & 3 at 7 pm, view the 1982 film Purple Haze. An homage to The Catcher in the Rye set in Minneapolis in the summer of 1968, Purple Haze stars Peter Nelson as an alienated, long-haired Matt Caulfield. Kicked out of Princeton, Caufield returns home to bum around the West Bank with a “chemically dependent” friend. The pair escapes their fraught family relationships by going to parties, climbing under bridges on the Mississippi, and hanging out at a friend’s radio station. Amid carefree summer-of-love adventures, the young men must accept and face the constant threat of their impending draft notice. Set to a score that includes Hendrix, Cream, and the Jefferson Airplane. Director David Burton Morris and writer/producer Victoria Wozniak in person.
This film series is a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and the Walker Art Center.
2018-08-01 19:00:00 2018-08-01 19:00:00 America/Chicago "Purple Haze" Film Screening Walker Art Center