DVD - 2017
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A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Publisher: [United States] : A24 / Lionsgate, [2017]
Edition: DVD edition
Branch Call Number: DVD MOONLIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately. 111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby digital,rda
video file,DVD video,rda
Language Note: In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned


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Winner of the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture, Moonlight is the arresting coming-of-age story of a young gay Black man in the South, loosely based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

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LPL_SarahM Mar 21, 2021

I'm five years late to the game watching this one, that was five years wasted. Amazing movie. Worthy of its many awards.

Jan 23, 2021

Somehow I had this on my Netflix list when it was there and didn’t get around to it. Thanks to @VPL, I have now seen how incredible the story-telling is here. The dialogue is sparse, but the performances are so lucid!

Highly recommended.

Dec 10, 2020

This excellent movie is unique on so many levels- from actors I've never seen to the setting in Paris, the astonishing way it made me laugh from really subtle scenes to the dramas, intrigues, relationships with all the accompanying emotions, family loyalty- the man being honorable, the woman vulnerable but not crippled by it. It portrays immigrant life, recycling, waterfront encounters, high-end French restaurants, and my own incredulous amazement that I didn't even notice for most of this French movie that it had English subtitles, it was so easy to watch; just a superb movie! I've never seen anything like it. Wow.

Oct 31, 2020

This is an effective, moving film: one that makes self-reflection almost impossible to avoid.
Amazing directing, acting, editing, soundtrack, pacing. Very moving.

Aug 12, 2020

Who wants to see a sad depressing movie---we need heroes in life , not depression..waste of time.

Jun 25, 2020

Good movie, but really sad. A story about a kid named Chirone and his life, in three phases.

Jun 09, 2020

Well. That was sad.

ArapahoeMary Feb 18, 2020

Without question one of the best movies I've ever seen - quietly moving and beautifully acted, this one will stick with you long after you've finished watching.

Sep 05, 2019

Depressing but wonderful movie. The real settings really help make the movie. Great job by director.

Mar 18, 2019

A coming-of-age movie in a time when coming of age takes longer because of the difficulty and pain. Also, “art house” meets the hood. A much welcome and needed film - not to be missed.

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Jun 25, 2020

Juan: I saw your mama last night.

Little: I hate her.

Juan: I bet you do.


Juan: Hated mine too.


Juan: Miss her like hell now. All I'm gonna say about that.

May 01, 2017

Tons of quotes in IMDb already but this one was unexpected and shocking:

You the only man that's ever touched me. You're the only one. I haven't really touched anyone since.

britprincess1ajax Apr 27, 2017

“I was a wild little shortie, man. Just like you. Running around with no shoes on, the moon was out. This one time, I run by this old lady. I was running, howling. Kinda a fool, boy. This old lady, she stopped me. She said, “Running around, catching a lot of light. In moonlight, black boys look blue. You're blue. That's what I’m gonna call you: ‘Blue’.”
“Is your name 'Blue’?”
“Nah. At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you’re going to be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.”


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Jun 25, 2020

Other: Drug use


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