The trailer for the critically acclaimed film, "Moonlight," which will have a special screening at the Athena Cinema tomorrow.

‘Moonlight’ Screening and Panel Discussion Friday At the Athena

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Join the Athena Cinema for a special screening of Barry Jenkins’ widely celebrated feature film Moonlight, Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

The screening is free for students with OHIO ID, and will feature a special panel discussion following the screening with speakers from OHIO Housing and Resident Life, SHADES, and moderator delfin bautista from the LGBT Center.

In Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins’ second feature film, first time actor, Alex Hibbert plays the young Chiron, who grows up through the course of the story, exploring the nature and meaning of manhood. The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

FREE tickets are available to students with their OHIO ID on a first-come, first-serve basis, thanks to sponsors Arts For OHIO,

Alden Library, the Black Student Cultural Programming Board, The College of Arts & Sciences English Department, the LGBT Center and the Multicultural Center.

Panelists will include: Micah McCarey from Housing and Resident Life, Olivia Busby and Brittany Mitchell from SHADES and moderator, delfin bautista, from the LGBT Center

David Fear of Rolling Stone magazine described Moonlight as “A masterpiece. We leave the theater as different people than we came in.”

And the New York Times critic A.O. Scott said it is “an astonishing film of exquisite lyricism and deep feeling.”

Moonlight undoes our expectations as viewers, and as human beings, too,” says Hilton Als of The New Yorker.