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This weeks SAC film is For Colored Girls. Released in November 2010 the synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes is:
“Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play exploring the plight of black women makes the leap from stage to screen with this ensemble drama directed by Tyler Perry, and starring Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.” ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The film is based on Ntozake Shange’s award winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf and was adapted and directed by Tyler Perry. Although the film didn’t fair very well with critics, 72% of audience members liked it for a 3.8 out of 5 rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus was:
“Tyler Perry has assembled a fine cast for this adaptation of the 1975 play, and his heart is obviously in the right place, but his fondness for melodrama cheapens a meaningful story.”
Catch the film Wednesday, February 8th and Sunday, February 12th at the PSU Theater at 9 PM.