"Packing all the drama of “A Chorus Line,” the adolescent charm of “Fame” and the talent of “Glee,” “Purple Dreams” is the story of students at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte.
From auditions to callbacks to ultimate triumph, filmmaker Joanne Hock follows a group at the school as they undertake a production of “The Color Purple”.
The students juggle difficult home lives, gang related violence, homelessness, personal rivalries and disappointments. The result of skillful filmmaking is that the viewer journeys right along with them. It is a rocky but joyful ride that elicits a rollercoaster of emotions and shows the undeniable value of arts in education.
These students understand the power of the arts through participating in a triumphant musical that propels them into a world of opportunity that will forever change their lives and turn black youth stereotypes upside down.
You will be entertained, moved and witness the need for ARTS in education, especially in underserved communities. "
Monday October 23rd - 6:15 PM
Attending Guests: Dir: Joanne Hock, Prod: Robin Grey
Premiere Status: TCFF Premiere