15, 2017, 111 minutes
Oscar winners Best Picture. Best Supporting Actor, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
DIRECTOR Barry Jenkins
STARS Mahershala Ali, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes
ORIGINAL NOVEL Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
SCREENPLAY Barry Jenkins
Venue – Bridport Arts Centre
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, moonlight tells the story of a young man’s coming-of-age in 1980s 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.
Moonlight is what the cinema was made for: a truly intoxicating experience.