Phylicia Pearl Mpasi of ‘The Color Purple’ Holds Private Screening At Regal in Germantown

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Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, a Montgomery County native and 2011 graduate of Good Counsel in Olney, stars as young Celie in the remake of The Color Purple, which is now out in theaters. The actress held a private screening that was attended by many Good Counsel staff members at Regal in Germantown (video below).

The movie portrays the story of the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s and is a remake of the 1985 classic film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey that was directed by Steven Spielberg.

Mpasi plays the young version of lead character Celie Harris Johnson, with Fantasia Barrino playing the lead character as an older adult. Per a bio on Coverfly, Mpasi “is the joyful daughter of Congolese immigrants. An alumna of Elon University, this actress, writer, comedian, and singer was seen in Broadway’s The Lion King and desires to tell stories showcasing the excellence of underrepresented people through a comedic lens.”

The Color Purple was released on Christmas Day later this year and is produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. The film earned $18 million on its opening day, the second-best Christmas Day premiere behind only Warner Bros.’ movie “Sherlock Holmes,” which brought in $24.6 million on Dec. 25, 2009 (per the LA Times). It also stars Prince George’s County native Taraji P. Henson, Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier, H.E.R, and more.

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AC Milan Soccer Camp at Maryland Soccerplex

AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.

March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm

Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit

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