Alma's Rainbow

Showings

The Nightlight Sat, Sep 3 4:15 PM
The Nightlight Sun, Sep 4 5:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1994
Genre:Comedy
Drama
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ayoka Chenzira
Cast:Kim Weston-Moran
Victoria Gabrielle Platt
Mizan Nunes
Jennifer Copeland
Lee Dobson
Screenwriter:Ayoka Chenzira

Description

The life of teenager Rainbow Gold as she enters womanhood and navigates standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights women have over their bodies. Rainbow attends a strict parochial school, studies dance, and lives with her strait-laced mother Alma, who runs a hair salon in the parlor of their home and disapproves of her daughter’s newfound interest in boys. When Alma’s free-spirited sister Ruby returns from Paris after a ten-year absence, the sisters clash over what constitutes the “proper” direction for Rainbow’s life.