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DIRECTOR Barry Jenkins
CAST Ashton Sanders, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe
Barry Jenkins’ stunning, Best Picture-winning drama captures a gay man’s journey of self-discovery at three distinctive points in his life.
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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, this exquisite drama chronicles the life of a gay black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in Miami. With powerful performances and a gorgeous ethereal quality, Moonlight is a thing of beauty that shatters stereotypes. An intelligent, compassionate film about identity, family, friendship and love that thoroughly deserved its (eventual) Best Picture Oscar.
(2016 USA 111 mins)
Lending heartfelt voice to characters who have previously been silenced or sidelined, Moonlight is an astonishingly accomplished work – rich, sensuous and tactile, by turns heartbreaking and uplifting … Jenkins paints the screen not in the gritty, neorealist hues expected of such streetwise stories, but with the rich textures and saturated colours of a waking dream. This environment may be harsh but there is exquisite beauty here, in the sunburst days and neon-tinged nights of Miami … In these uncertain times, we need storytellers such as Jenkins more than ever – people who can turn a tale of conflict and hardship into a symphony of love and friendship that endures through all the pain. I doubt that I will see a better film than Moonlight this year. Mark Kermode, The Observer
BBFC advice: Contains strong language, sex, sex references and drug misuse
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Festival tickets: Over 30s £7; 30 & under £5*
*except for The Wizard of Oz and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Weekend festival pass: Over 30s £21; 30 & under £15
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The weekend pass (available for each weekend) will allow you to come to any festival ﬁlm over that weekend. You can buy the passes online and collect them at the cinema, but please book your tickets for the ﬁlms you wish to attend separately (you won’t have to pay but you will then be able to reserve your place) and bring your pass with you at all times.
This screening and the Rainbow Film Festival are made possible by the BFI’s Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.
This film should be available in audio described format but this is subject to confirmation upon final testing prior to screenings. Please therefore contact the cinema prior to booking at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that audio description is available.