Movies Under the Stars: Moonlight (R)
Friday, June 23, 2017
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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This Oscar-winning 2016 coming-of-age drama presents three stages in the life of the main character. It explores the difficulties he faces with his own sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he receives as a result of it. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on MacAuthur Fellow, Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, this film t stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali; who won an Oscar for his performance.
Moonlight is the first film with an all-black cast, the first LGBT film, and the second lowest-grossing film domestically (behind The Hurt Locker) to win the Best Picture award. The film's editor, Joi McMillon, became the first black woman to be nominated for an editing Oscar (alongside co-editor Nat Sanders), and Ali became the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar.
Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. Seating is limited, so you should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for. You are welcome to bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!
This event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown inside of the center. Please arrive no later than 8:00 p.m.