“MOONLIGHT”Screening and Q&A with Cast Janelle Monae, Trevante Rhodes, and Naomie Harris Comes To Morehouse College

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‘Moonlight’ Explores Often Unseen Gay, Black Male Experience

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I had a great time at the pre screening for the new movie Moonlight. This film is definitely a must see!

Yesterday, A24 Films partnered with the Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies Program of Morehouse College (CTEMS) to bring the cast of MOONLIGHT to campus. Students enjoyed a private screening with a Q&A session moderated by Professor Stephane Dunn. Cast members in attendance included Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae and Trevante Rhodes. Moonlight tells the story of a young boy growing up in a rough neighborhood with a drug addicted mother. It shows his journey through life and the dramatic things that he endured that shaped him into what he considers “manhood”. This film tackles the male perspective on masculinity and the ability to show emotions in a world that most men feel they cannot have “feelings” or “emotions”. This film tackles the often unheard of experiences that gay men may experience throughout a lifetime.

Guests were able to share heartwarming reactions to the film with the cast.

Naomie Harris spoke about her initial response to the role “I’m not playing a stereotypical crackhead role” she initially thought. After learning more about the character and the script; she opened her mind to telling someone else’s story. Janelle Monae spoke about how she could relate to the film because she has family members in prison now for trapping and living that hard lifestyle. Fans placed this film in the same category as “Precious”, “For Colored Girls”, and “12 Years A Slave”. If you enjoyed those films you will love this one. MOONLIGHT opens October 21 in New York and Los Angeles and on October 28 in Atlanta. The film opens everywhere November 4.

Visit the film at; use hashtag #moonlight on social media and follow the film on Facebook and Twitter.

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A24 Films Brings “MOONLIGHT” Screening and Q&A with Cast Janelle Monae, Trevante Rhodes, and Naomie Harris to Morehouse College


Actresses Naomie Harris & Janelle Monae reacted to fans intial response to film during live Q&A following the film


Janelle Monae

Morehouse College Moonlight Screening

Stars of the new film: Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris, and Trevante Rhodes at ATL Screening at Morehouse College

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