A story rarely seen on cinema to be screened at Majestic and Empire Cineplex
‘Moonlight’ won Best Motion Picture – Drama and received three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best adapted screenplay.
‘Moonlight’ is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry 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.
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
The film presents three stages in the life of the main character. It explores the difficulties he faces with his own sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he receives as a result of it
‘Moonlight’ became the first film with an all-black cast, the first LGBT film and the second lowest-grossing film domestically (behind The Hurt Locker) to win the Best Picture award. The film’s editor, Joi McMillon became the first black woman to be nominated for an editing Oscar (alongside co-editor Nat Sanders), and Ali became the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar.
The film was released in the United States on October 21, 2016, and has grossed $50 million worldwide.
“Moonlight” will be screened at Majestic Cineplex 10.15 am, 1.15 pm, 4.15 pm, 7.15 pm and Fri/Sat 10.15 pm and Empire Cineplex 1.30 pm, 4.30 pm, 7.30 pm and Fri/Sat 10.30 pm Sat/Sun 10.30 am.