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FILM: Moonlight (15)
Thu, 19th October, 2017 @ 19:00pm - 21:00pm£4 – £5
★★★★”You won’t find a more sensitively rendered, evocative, or surprising coming-of-age film than Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, now nominated for eight Oscars. Jenkins takes characters who are usually portrayed on screen as crude stock types – the drug dealer, the junkie mother, the mixed-up kid – and gives them complexity and humanity.” Independent
A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.
Multi award winning including Golden globe and Oscar winner for best Picture.
★★★★★A genre-defying film. Its visual splendour belies its tough, surface-level subject matter, while the performances pull us deep below that surface with their soulful naturalism” Empire
“What makes Moonlight distinctive is its offbeat quality and ability always to wrong-foot us: we know that Barry Jenkins comes from the world he is dramatising” Independent
Three chapters in a troubled life: as a boy (Alex Hibbert), taken under the wing of a local drug-dealer (Mahershala Ali); as a teen (Ashton Sanders) who falls in love with his best friend; and as a man (Trevante Rhodes) who must resolve his inner identity with his hardened, crack-pushing exterior.
“Perhaps the most beautiful thing about Moonlight is its open-endedness, its resistance to easy summary or categorization.” NY TIMES