Moonlight 15


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2017

Barry Jenkins
Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson |
111 mins, 2016, USA

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, this exquisite coming of age drama chronicles the life of a gay black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in Miami. This year's Oscar® winner for Best Film and a bonafide masterpiece, here's another chance for you to catch one of our favourite films of this or any other year - Moonlight is a film that simply demands to be seen.

Three actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, André Holland), three ages, one soul: Barry Jenkins' beautiful, sensitive Moonlight tells its gripping story in three passages. It spans the youth, adolescence and adulthood of Chiron, growing up poor, gay and black in Florida, navigating the drug-plagued inner city, finding love in unexpected places, and discovering the possibility of change within himself.

Filled with unforgettable performances and awash in a gorgeous dreaminess, Moonlight is truly a thing of beauty that will shatter stereotype after stereotype. It is a fiercely intelligent, compassionate film that is, ultimately, about identity, about finding connections in a lonely world, and how we all try to prevent ourselves from getting hurt.

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