Capri: Moonlight


Capri Theater Thu, Dec 7, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ The Capri
Social Justice
Oscar Winner
Release Year:2016
Runtime:110 min
Festivals & Awards:Academy Award for Best Picture, 2017
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, 2017
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, 2017
Print Source:A24
Director:Barry Jenkins
Producer:Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Adele Romanski
Cinematographer:James Laxton
Screenwriter:Barry Jenkins
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Editor:Joi McMillon
Nat Sanders
Composer:Nicholas Britell
Principal Cast:Naomie Harris
André Holland
Mahershala Ali
Janelle Monáe
Alex R. Hibbert
Jaden Piner
Ashton Sanders
Trevante Rhodes
Jharrel Jerome


Winner of three Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali, and Best Writing Adapted Screenplay.

Post-show Discussion

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, director Barry Jenkins? staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.


Juan Jackson is a program evaluation consultant who works locally in research and evaluation activities in public health, linking youth risk behaviors and social norms. He has extensive personal and professional experience as a writer and activist around the issues of race, sexuality, public health and public work.

Rev. DeWayne L. Davis is Senior Pastor of All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church and is ordained in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) with expertise in social justice analysis, advocacy, and organizing. Rev. Davis received his Master of Divinity degree with honors from the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.



98% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes | #1 Best Rated Movie of 2016 on Metacritic

"Touching and disturbing, avoiding clichés, shattering stereotypes and succeeding from every angle." - Star Tribune

"A beautifully intimate character study that argues in no uncertain terms that the African-American identity is far too complex to be reduced to the flimsy stereotypes so often presented on-screen. - Variety

"Jenkins' look at an alienated child who struggles as he enters young adulthood is a beautiful, intimate portrait." - Indiewire

"Magical, majestic... a stunning portrait of young, black gay life." - Los Angeles Times

"'Moonlight' is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces." - The New York Times

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This screening is a part of Black Cinema: Under the Skin, a program of films by Black filmmakers and exploring Black culture and experience. Topical and relevant in these turbulent times, Black Cinema aims to create a space for dialogue and better understanding. Presented with support by:





A series of films presented in partnership with the Capri Theater on the first Thursday of every month, with speakers invited to lead post-film discussions with audiences.

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