"MOONLIGHT is Miami's first bonafide movie masterpiece."
"MOONLIGHT arrives as a gift, one worth keeping - and regifting."
"Moonlight is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces."
-NEW YORK TIMES
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, Barry 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.
The film presentation will feature an interview with screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney before the screening. After the film stay for a special performance by Miami drag artists King Femme.
Florida in Focus is a series of queer films focused on the state of Florida. With the series we are examining the state's queer past, present and future. This series includes SOME LIKE IT HOT (June 17), MOONLIGHT (June 24), THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE (July 8) and A FLORIDA ENCHANTMENT (JULY 29).
The series is free and open to the public from the generous support of the Florida Humanities Council. Further support from Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies, the City of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, Coral Gables Community Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation makes the Flaming Classics series possible.