Moonlight with Discussion


Part of THELMA’s Academy Award Film Series. See the movies the way they were supposed to be seen!

February 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

There will be no mistake – THELMA will be showing last year’s Academy Award winner for best picture!

Discussion will follow with author and historian Gerald Butters, PhD, professor of history at Aurora University. He also teaches in the graduate Liberal Studies program at Northwestern University. A Fulbright scholar, Butters has published four  books including Beyond Blaxploitation (2016), From Sweetback to Superfly: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop (2015), Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966 (2007) and Black Manhood on the Silent Screen (2002).  His research and publications focus on the intersection of race and gender in American popular culture.

Butters’ essays have appeared in American Historical Review, Flow, Choice, Reviews in American History, Cercles, The Journal for Multimedia History, Film and History and Film/Literature Quarterly.  Butters has lectured internationally, including an address to the European Commission in Luxembourg in 2009.

Check out this video of Butters.

About the movie:

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

See the trailer.

Director: Barry Jenkins
Writers: Barry Jenkins (screenplay), Tarell Alvin McCraney (story)
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

Tickets are $5 ($4 for THELMA members).

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