- Queer Screen Film Feast, Adelaide 2017
- Past Festivals
- My Queer Career Archive
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.
Moonlight will screen during Mardi Gras Film Festival, and is released in cinemas on January 26, 2017.
"5 stars, exquisite... This film is the reason why we go to the movies." – Time Out
"Sterling performances, their glow fulfils every promise of the movies name." – TIME
"A masterpiece, we leave the theatre as different people than we came in." – Rolling Stone
Screens with short film: Reluctantly Queer