Tomorrow I will be attending a private screening of the new movie “MOONLIGHT” in Atlanta.
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, 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 a Masterpiece…a strong contender for best movie of the year”
“*****This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies; to understand, to come closer, to ache, hopefully with another.”
“An indelible portrait of an imperiled lift, MOONLIGHT is quietly devastating in its depiction of masculinity, race, poverty, and identity.
“Moonlight’s telling of identity and self-acceptance is crucial. It gives a voice to those robbed of theirs. It is a movie for the moment – in more ways than one.”
Check Out the Trailer below:
Opening Theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on October 21st
Expansion starting October 28