A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.
Three time periods – young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult – in the life of black-American Chiron is presented. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn’t understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighbourhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan’s caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula’s abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms…
Running time: 1 hr 51mins
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
English | 2016
“A genre-defying film. Its visual splendour belies its tough, surface-level subject matter, while the performances pull us deep below that surface with their soulful naturalism.” – – Dan Jolin, Empire
Following the screening of Moonlight, we will be joined by UNMUTED who will be leading the after film discussion.
UNMUTED is for people of colour who identify as LGBTQI or QTIPOC. Queer Trans People of Colour are disproportionately underrepresented, overlooked, abused and isolated. We are here to give Birmingham, the tools to safely support and raise the voices and visibility of the QTIPOC community.
Doors open at 6.30pm and the film starts at 7pm.
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Yellow Wednesdays brings a mix of cinema, from the submissions of local Brummie individuals and companies, through to the more Cannes film festival less Odeon multiplex, captivating stories from all other the world. We aim to bring a rich and diverse programme of films to fill your year, and you can catch it all at Impact Hub Birmingham, every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
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