“Moonlight” the beautiful and highly acclaimed gay themed film that has received rave reviews and a slew of end of year film awards and nominations, is returning to Seattle’s homohood for a limited time. Writer/Director Barry Jenkins is on most shortlists to snag some Oscar love and the film is already up for Golden Globes’ love. Jenkins and the film itself are receiving the lion’s share of attention but co-star Mahershala Ali is heavily favored to be nominated and win numerous awards as well. The film is currently at various cinemas in the metro Seattle area but it’s returning to SIFF Cinema’s Egyptian Theatre for a two week run starting today, Friday January 6, 2017 and expected to end on January 19th. YOU can buy advanced tickets to “Moonlight” HERE!
(Note: the live theater/film event with drag superstar divas Peaches Christ, Willam and Latrice Royale starring in the parody MISTER ACT will take over the Egyptian next Thursday, January 12th! Tickets available HERE!!)
More on the beauty that is “Moonlight”:
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Back by popular demand!
This critically acclaimed drama from writer/director Barry Jenkins is a tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while also grappling with his own sexuality. An intensely personal and poetic tale that is also a vital portrait of contemporary African American life. Closed Captioning Available.
Anchored by astonishing performances and the singular vision of filmmaker Barry Jenkins, Moonlight is a groundbreaking exploration of masculinity—a sensual, intoxicating piece of cinema that uncovers deep truths about the moments that define us, the people who shape us most, and the ache of love that can last a lifetime.
“Leaves you feeling both stripped bare and restored, slightly better prepared to step out and face the world of people around you, with all the confounding challenges they present. There’s not much more you can ask from a movie.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies: to understand, to come closer, to ache, hopefully with another.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
|Principal Cast:||Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Jharrel Jerome|
|Running Time:||111 Minutes|