GUEST SPEAKER: NSENGA BURTON, Professor of Journalism and Digital Editor-in-Chief of Grady Newsource, will introduce the 7:00p show this Saturday February 18th.
And following the 8:00p screening on Wednesday, February 22rd, UGA's Institute for African American Studies presents a panel discussion with ED PAVLIC, Professor of English/Creative Writing; CHANNETTE ROMERO, Associate Professor of English; and VALERIE BABB, Director of the Institute for African American Studies.
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. 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, Jenkins’s 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.