AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 17 – October 21: Moonlight

The eight-year gap between Barry Jenkin’s first film Medicine for Melancholy and his sophomore follow-up Moonlight has been a source of some considerable anxiety for all the cinephiles eagerly awaiting Jenkins’s new work. Opening Oct. 21, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Moonlight, a political work in that it posits the experience of being black in the US, not with the triumphant exceptionalism of a film like The Birth of a Nation, but with attention and care to a common and shared humanity. Read More…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1: BLACK OR WHITE

Opening Jan. 30, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Black or White, which stars Kevin Costner as a grieving widower fighting for custody of his granddaughter, who he has helped to raise since birth. Read on…

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