1984, Warner Bros., 111 min, Dir: Albert Magnoli
35mm print with Dolby 4-track Magnetic Audio
Prince’s big-screen debut as The Kid, frontman of rock-R&B band The Revolution. Burdened with a troubled home life, The Kid also must contend with a rival bandleader (Morris Day) out to steal both his slot at a Minneapolis nightclub and his new girlfriend (Apollonia Kotero). Plenty of electrifying performances here, and Prince’s Oscar-winning score includes such classics as “Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry” and the title song.
SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES
1987, 85 min, Dir: Prince, Albert Magnoli
Concert film shot while on tour to promote “Sign o’ the Times.” With dramatically staged vignettes linking the songs, the Purple One roars through the bulk of the critically acclaimed double album, fronting a sizzling post-Revolution band including drummer Sheila E.
Prince Tribute Double Bill | Aero Cinema, Santa Monica | Sun July 3, 7:30