On Wednesday evenings throughout October, the 2017 Muskegon Area Arts and Humanities Festival (ahfest) will show and discuss four films associated with WATER, the ahfest’s theme this year, at the Muskegon Museum of Art! Each movie will be followed by a brief discussion. All films begin promptly at 5:00pm when the doors will be closed. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. A cash bar for beer and wine, along with free popcorn, will be available. For more information, contact Mary Tyler at (231) 777-0327.
October 18, it’s “Moonlight” (2016), an American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character and explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney.
Free and open to the public.