Culture Vulture: Queerscreen – Moonlight
How Much: $19 + booking fee
Note: This does not include drinks or dinner, just the movie
***Winner Best Drama Golden Globes 2017***
Is this the best gay film ever? Critics think it might be. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man as he comes to terms with his sexuality.
We revisit Chiron’s story in three defining chapters, with three stunning acting performances from Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes. Growing up in a tough neighbourhood in Miami and battling through a dysfunctional home life, Chiron struggles to find a place for himself in a dangerous and unfriendly world.
This is a coming of age story that encompasses all the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love. Beautifully shot, with a gorgeous score by Nicholas Britell, and exceptionally well-written, Moonlight is the must-see film of the year. It has been receiving fantastic reviews and has already been nominated for six golden globes, including best motion picture (drama), best director for Barry Jenkins, and Naomie Harris (Skyfall and Spectre) has also been nominated for best supporting actress for her wonderful performance as Paula, and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, Luke Cage) is also nominated for best supporting actor. Not only is it one of the leaders for golden globe nominations, it also has serious Oscar buzz.
First, we will be meeting for introductions and drinks at 7pm (SMS on the day advises location) for those that can make it. If not, no worries 🙂 If enough ppl are interest maybe also a quite bite to eat.
Driving in? There is parking behind Event Cinema on Kent St for $13 for the night.