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Directed by Barry Jenkins (USA, 2016, 111 min.).

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. Starring: Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Jharrel Jerome.

Join us after the film for a panel discussion with:
Reggie Williams, Program Manager, Transformative Culture Project, Inc. 
Corey Yarbrough, Founder and Former ED of Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
Dr. S. Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston

Watch the trailer

Winner of Best Picture, Drama, at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards; Nominee for Best Picture and several other awards at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Presented in partnership with The Roxbury International Film Festival and Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival.


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