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In conjunction with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker’s upcoming Athens appearances as the 2015 Delta Chair for Global Understanding, Ciné and the UGA Willson Center for Arts & Humanities present screenings of the 2013 documentary, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, and Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adaptation of The Color Purple, Wednesday, Oct. 7. Pratibha Parmer’s award-winning documentary charts Walker’s course from Putnam County, GA to award-winning author. Spielberg’s film starred Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey and became one of 1985’s most acclaimed films, garnering 11 Academy Award nominations (though it famously won none).
Learn about Walker with these free community screenings at Ciné before hearing her give a reading on Oct. 14 at the UGA Chapel. Unfortunately, you are too late for her public conversation at the Morton Theatre, which is already sold out.