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Movie: MOONLIGHT

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Saturday, April 8th
1:30 PM (Doors Open @ 12:30 PM)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood
7101 Hamilton Ave., PGH 15208
All seats $5

 “Moonlight” dwells on the dignity, beauty and terrible vulnerability of black bodies, on the existential and physical matter of black lives.

 – A. O. Scott, The New York Times
Director :  Barry Jenkins  Screenplay :  Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McCraney
Genre: Drama       Length:  111 Minutes     Country:  USA

Official Trailer       Website:

2017 Academy Award Winner for, Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (MAHERSHALA ALI)

 Winner, Picture of the Year, 2017 Golden Globes

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Synopsis

Moonlight is a coming-of-age story about the life of a young Black boy, growing up in the Liberty City Housing Projects of Miami, Florida, in the 1980s and the people who nurtured, supported, mentored and cared for him.

The film takes the viewer through three important stages in his life: as a young kid “Little”; as a teenager “Chiron” and as a young adult “Black”.  The drama is set in Liberty City a predominantly Black neighborhood overcome by the crack/cocaine epidemic.  Little’s mother, played by Naomi Harris, is addicted to crack/cocaine.  Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali, plays Juan, a local drug dealer who is a father-figure to Little. 

A brilliant film on every level, Moonlight won 189 awards and received 242 nominations from around the world.  Moonlight won three Oscars including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay.  Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim to win an Academy Award.