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UNDER THE CHERRY MOON

UNDER THE CHERRY MOON

UNDER THE CHERRY MOON

  • Directed by Prince
  • Starring Prince, Jerome Benton, Kirstin Scott-Thomas, Steven Berkoff, Francesca Annis, Emmanuelle Sallet
  • presented by MOVIE JAM
  • 1986 | 100mins | USA | rated (15)

Prince's follow up to PURPLE RAIN couldn't be more different. A Parisian-set black & white farce, with the Purple One as pianist Christopher Tracy and Kristen Scott Thomas (in her debut role) as the trust-fund socialite who catches his eye, its ‘20s setting and gender-fluid sexuality means it has arguably dated better than its much-loved predecessor.


Dismissed by critics at the time as an indulgent folly (which, naturally, it is), UNDER THE CHERRY MOON can now be viewed as an audacious and wildly entertaining experiment. Beautifully shot by Scorsese collaborator Michael Ballhaus and with cherry-picked tunes from Prince's 1986 smash hit album PARADE, this is the first screening from new music and film collective Movie Jam.


There will be an exclusive Movie Jam fanzine available on the night for everyone, and themed mixtapes for the first 50 folks on the door, plus vinyl giveaways for the biggest Prince fans! So come on down, Girls and Boys, for this rare 35mm screening and enjoy a Movie Jam to remember.


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Original Theatrical Date: July 1, 1986


Two brothers from Miami are in the Mediterranean are enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women.


One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father.


At first, Tricky (Jerome Benton) has Christopher Tracy (Prince) talked into romancing her for her money, but as he gets to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the brothers, and Tricky tells all about the plan...