5 of the Most Captivating Scenes in Moonlight
"Guys, I'm sorry. No. There's a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won 'Best Picture.' This is not a joke- come up here," La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz exclaims on February 26, 2017 as he stands alongside his cast after having given what he thought was his acceptance speech. Turns out, the story of young Chiron from Miami snags the biggest award of the night. Director and Screenwriter Barry Jenkins of Moonlight tells the story of a little black boy from Liberty City who is coming into his queer identity while living with his crack addicted single mother. The audience watches intently as 'Little' becomes 'Chiron' and 'Chiron' morphs into 'Black' as he navigates the different stages of black manhood. As the Academy celebrates black bodies being exalted on the 5 year anniversary of the murder of Miami born Trayvon Martin, the symbolism is not lost on us. As we continue to assert that black bodies are deserving of their humanity, we at Brainwash celebrate Moonlight as we highlight 5 of the most captivating moments of the Best Picture of the Year.
1. Ending Scene
Who is you, Chiron? We watch as 'Black' played by Trevante Rhodes alongside long time friend Kevin played by Andre Holland have an intimate conversation in the kitchen of Holland's home. One of the most vulnerable scenes in the film.
2. Classic Man Chopped x Screwed
Sitting shot gun, the audience rides with old friends as they get re-acquainted. However, the best part of this scene is that we are introduced to the chopped and screwed version of Jidenna's, "Classic Man."
3. Do You Sell Drugs?
Little comes to the realization that not only is his mother addicted to crack, but the benevolent Juan played by Marhershala Ali is the one selling it to her.
Black goes to visit his mother Paula, played by Naomie Harris, in rehab as she asks for his forgiveness for all the damage she's caused.
5. Intro To Black
The audience sees Chiron, the teenage boy transition to Black the hot boy on the block complete with gold fronts. Oh and Trevante Rhodes' back tho.