On Monday night, “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, stars Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris, and writer Tarell Alvin McCraney took part in a Q&A following a special screening of their Academy Award–nominated film.
The event took place at the London Hotel Screening Room in West Hollywood and was attended by local male high schoolers. This event kicked off a series of screenings of the critically acclaimed film, as part of the newly formed partnership between “Moonlight” and former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a mentoring program that empowers young men of color, equipping them with resources and support to help them succeed.
“Moonlight” follows the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in a tough neighborhood of Miami. It’s nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ali) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Harris). It also earned six Golden Globe nods, winning Best Picture – Drama.
A screening and Q&A with male high school students in New York City is set for next week.
Watch the Q&A, moderated by My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s Mike Muse, below.