Moonlight – A Heartening Movie About Humanity


“Moonlight” is a powerful coming-of-age movie that presents a fresh and truthful view of humanity while subverting cliches. This profoundly beautiful and moving film tells an emotionally devastating, but also hopeful, story of a young African American’s life shown in three stages – the wounding, the scarring, and finally the healing. This movie will leave you feeling dazed, a bit more whole, and thinking about the film for days after viewing.

Conceived from a play by Tarell McRaney called “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”, writer-director Barry Jenkins has created a film that illuminates a truth many of us have never experienced, yet one that the media tells us we already know.

In all respects – acting, cinematography, music and editing – it hits the top level. A heartbreaker that shimmers with empathy, beauty, and love.

Screening At FirstLight: Thu 11/17/16 at 9:30pm. Castle Theater — TICKETS

Directed by Barry Jenkins. Written by Jenkins and Tarell McCraney. Starring Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, André Holland. At Boston Common, Kendall Square, Coolidge Corner. 111 minutes. Rated R (sexuality, drug use, brief violence, language throughout)

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