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“Moonlight” in Theatres Across Canada
MOONLIGHT has received six Golden Globe nominations,
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Best Director – Motion Picture
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Winners will be announced at the awards show on January 8, 2017 held at the Beverly Hilton and will be broadcast live on NBC at 5pm PT/8pm ET.
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This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. As a boy, Chiron is taken in by a kindhearted drug dealer and his girlfriend. Later, he risks falling into a life of crime himself. 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.
The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016. It also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2016, at the New York Film Festival on October 2, 2016, and the BFI London Film Festival on October 6, 2016. The film was released to select theatres on October 21, 2016. Ahead of its wider release on the 4th of November. The film is now playing in Toronto and Vancouver. It opens in Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton and Calgary this Friday, November 11th and then in Ottawa on Friday, November 18th.
Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, with a story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali.
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