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Free Members-Only Screening | Moonlight

2016, 110 min, color, DCP
Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, based on In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney; directed by Barry Jenkins; with Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Janelle Monáe, Mahershala Ali, and Naomie Harris

For LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members only

Includes a conversation with writer/director Barry Jenkins

From writer/director Barry Jenkins, whose first film, Medicine for Melancholy, took a unique and grimly comic look at the situation for people of color in San Francisco, comes his adaptation of the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by award-winning actor/playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. The filmMoonlight—which has the feel of a contemporary, black version of Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together—examines the life of Chiron, an African American, from childhood to young adulthood, as he struggles with the hardships of seeking his own masculine and sexual identity in Miami. The cast includes three actors playing Chiron in three stages of his life—Alex Hibbert as a boy, Ashton Sanders as a teenager, and Trevante Rhodes as a young man—Andre Holland, Janelle Monáe, Mahershala Ali, and Naomie Harris as Chiron’s mother. Writer/director Jenkins will appear onstage for a Q&A after the screening of this remarkable sophomore film effort.

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA

LACMA | Bing Theater

LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, September 15. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. Reserve Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the screening can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seats may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.