Courtesy of A24 Films


March 11–12, 2017

In a limited theatrical run, the Museum presents Barry Jenkins’s stunning and acclaimed coming-of-age film, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.” Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 2017, 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, love, and sexuality, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. With Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome.

2017 Academy Award Winner – Best Picture
2017 Academy Award Winner – Best Adapted Screenplay
2017 Academy Award Winner – Best Supporting Actor, Mahershala Ali