B-Flim - Moonlight: Screening Black Queer Youth

The Carroll - Muirhead Tower (R21)
The Carroll, (Muirhead G15)
Tuesday 26 April 2022 (17:00-20:00)

Rob Stone or Ronan Cran

LGBTQ film screening
Image of event poster Moonlight: Screening black queer youth

Join B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies and The Centre for the Study of North America in welcoming Dr Maria Flood, Lecturer in World Cinema at the University of Liverpool and author of a new monograph on the Oscar-winning Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016).

Moonlight (2016) is an intensely moving and poetically rendered coming-of-age story about a young gay Black boy, Chiron. Highly praised by both critics and audiences internationally, it garnered a Best Picture win at the 2017 Academy Awards, enshrining its significance within a global cinematic canon. Dr Flood will provide an account of how Moonlight can be situated in relation to African American youth films, contemporary queer cinema, and its appeal to the youth market and representations of non-normative childhood and adolescence.

Following an introduction by co-director of The Centre for the Study of North America, Dr Rona Cran, Dr Maria Flood will speak on the complexity and innovation of the film in a guest lecture entitled MOONLIGHT: SCREENING BLACK QUEER YOUTH that will be followed by a Q&A chaired by co-director of B-Film, Professor Rob Stone, and a big screen screening of MOONLIGHT.

Accessibility information for this event

Free entry, open to all UoB students and staff