Moonlight

Wednesday, June 20
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1hr 50mins // directed by:Barry Jenkins // featuring:Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Mahershala Ali // CC, Assisted Listening

After the screening, please join us for a discussion of QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) identity with panelists Craig Bailey, Photographer, Perspective Photo, Kenyan James, Prevention Network Health Educator at Boston GLASS, Tony Wells, Coordinator of Advising & College Success, Steps to Success Brookline, moderated by Dr. Raul Fernandez. 

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.


About Wide Lens

Wide Lens is a film and discussion series that provides a forum for community conversation around pressing social issues and underrepresented perspectives. Events will include a film screening and post-film panel discussion dedicated to a specific topic (e.g. race in America, immigration, #MeToo). Audience members will have the opportunity to join in the discussion following the panel. Wide Lens is supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation.