The musical legend made four memorable films — “Purple Rain,” “Under the Cherry Moon,” “Sign Of The Times” and “Grafitti Bridge” — before passing away on April 21, 2016. The AAFCA will honor Prince with a series of special screenings of his films and panel discussions about his career.
AAFCA President Gil Robertson released a statement about the event:
“Prince was one of the few Black musicians who enjoyed success in cinema,” said Robertson. “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.”
The “Celebration Of Prince In Cinema” will take place during two weekends beginning on April 21. The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri and Blair-Caldwell Library in Denver, Colorado will host the first two screenings. The series will conclude at Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, Georgia and African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.