Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Rated R. 111 min. Directed by Barry Jenkins; A24, PASTEL, and Plan B Entertainment; 2016.
Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, Moonlight stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monae, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali. The film received near-universal acclaim upon its release, winning Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ali), and Best Adapted Screenplay.