Moonlight

Tuesday, April 25th 5:30pm
Block Museum Cinema

Postshow discussion with Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Sociology, and Nick Davis, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and English.

 Reception to follow

 

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

 

Written and Directed by Barry Jenkins
Starring Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Jharrel Jerome
2017 Academy Award Winner – Best Picture
2017 Academy Award Winner – Best Adapted Screenplay
2017 Academy Award Winner – Best Supporting Actor, Mahershala Ali
2017 Golden Globe Award Winner – Best Picture (Drama)