October 17, 2017

Film Screening

Join OPIRG Toronto and APUS – Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students for a relaxed movie night. We’ll be screening the film Moonlight from 6pm – 8pm in the Multifaith Centre (Koffler House). Popcorn and snacks will be offered. Accessible seating, closed captioning and TTC tokens available

Film Info
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, and based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.

The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. Filmed in Miami, Florida, beginning in 2015, Moonlight premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016 and was the first film with an all-black cast,and first LGBT film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. 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.