MOONLIGHT


Synopsis

Moonlight charts the life of Chiron across three defining chapters of his life – starting out as a young black man growing up in turbulent Miami, it follows his ongoing struggles with his sexuality and unstable family life.
As we follow his life through his teenage years and into manhood – the film becomes a much broader inspection into identity as a whole. Showing how his damaged upbringing with drug-addict mother Paula, and high school tussles shape his road ahead.

Critics Views

Ambitious in scope but precise in its execution, this deceptively small-scale character piece reverberates with compassion and insight.
Screen International

Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight pulls you into its introspective protagonist’s world from the start and transfixes throughout as it observes, with uncommon poignancy and emotional perceptiveness, his roughly two-decade path to find a definitive answer to the question, “Who am I?”
The Hollywood Reporter

Moonlight transforms rage and frustration into unadulterated intimacy. In this mesmerizing portrait of a suffocating world, the only potential catharsis lies in acknowledging it as Chiron so deeply wishes he could. Despite the sombre tone, Moonlight is a beacon of hope for the prospects of speaking up.
IndieWIRE

Moonlight takes the pain of growing up and turns it into hardened scars and private caresses. This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies: to understand, to come closer, to ache, hopefully with another.
Time Out

Awards

Academy Awards: 
Winner
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali )
Best Original Screenplay (Barry Jenkins)
+ 5  other nominations

BAFTA Awards
Nominations
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali )
Best Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris)
Best Original Screenplay (Barry Jenkins)

Golden Globe Awards
Winner: Best Motion Picture (Drama)
+ 5 other nominations

A total of 202 wins and 236 nominations

Film Rating

IMDb
Critics: 99% Users 76%

Rotten Tomatoes
Top Critics positive: 98% Audience liked it:  86%

Stockbridge Audience: 70%
Total no. of 69 responses:-
Excellent 18
Good 29
Average 15
Poor 3
Very Poor 4

Date: Friday 19th May

Time: 5.00pm and 7:30pm

Genre: Drama

Director: Barry Jenkins

Writer: Barry Jenkins (Screenplay) Tarell Alvin McCraney (Author)

Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

Film Length: 1 hr 51mins

Rating: 15
Strong language, sex, sex references, drugs misuse

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Programme Notes

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