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Moonlight Screening

  • Prince Charles Cinema Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place London, England, WC2H 7BY United Kingdom (map)
Moonlight (Photograph: Unicorn Nights)

Moonlight (Photograph: Unicorn Nights)

From 3:30pm to 5:15pm

Unicorn Nights presents as part of Pride in London Festival 2017 and UK Black Pride the Oscar Winner for Best Film 2017, Moonlight.

Proudly black and refreshingly queer, Moonlight, based on the play 'In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue' by Tarell Alvin McCraney (who will be directing a reading at the National Theatre as part of this year's Festival) Is a thrilling, deeply necessary work that opens up a much-needed and rarely approached on-screen conversation about the nature of gay masculinity.

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron (played by Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders & Trevante Rhodes in each part), a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood in three key stages. Initially, we meet nine-year-old Chiron as he runs through the streets of Miami, chased by his peers. He attracts the attention of local drug dealer Jean (Mahershala Ali) who comes to his aid and with the help of his girlfriend Teresa (Janelle Monae),he gets him to open up as they take care of him at their home. It becomes a refuge for him, away from his mother Paula (Naomie Harris), a nurse with a crack addiction.

Chiron is withdrawn and lonely, a target for the boys at school who seem to recognise something within him that’s still a secret to Chiron himself. By the time we see Chiron in the second chapter, he’s a teenager who’s learned to survive by hiding his sexuality from those around him, slowly developing a tough exterior. he remains a bullied and physically abused outcast. In the final stretch, Chiron is a man with a fully developed guard against the world, a toxic masculinity that’s led him down dark and dangerous alleys to avoid facing who he really is.

This beautiful film by director Barry Jenkins surprised everyone by winning the coveted title of Best Film at this year's Academy Awards, the first LGBTQ film to ever do so. We're celebrate this monumental victory by screening it again at The Prince Charles Cinema celebrating UK Black Pride and Pride in London Festival 2017 presented by Unicorn Nights.

Certification: 15
Running time: 106mins

£10 non members/ £7.50 members



Access

  • No accessible toilets
  • No speech to text
  • No induction loop
  • Not fully accessible
  • No BSL interpretation
  • Assistance dog friendly

Admission

  • Under £10
  • Under 18s welcome
  • Meet and greet
  • Family friendly

    When you're there

    • Gender neutral toilets
    • May be loud noises
    • May be flashing lights
    • May be crowds
    • May be alcohol

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