A celebration event to honor Liberty City's own, Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, creators of the award-winning film Moonlight is being held at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) on Saturday, April 22, 2017. To RSVP for the outdoor stage presentation or the free showing of "Moonlight" courtesy of A24, and panel discussion, visit www.ahcacmiami.eventbrite.com.
Outdoor stage presentation featuring Barry Jenkins and AHCAC alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney in their first joint public appearance since winning their Academy Awards. Calvin Hughes of WPLG Local 10 News as guest host, members of the "Moonlight" cast, crew and producers Adele Romanski and Andrew Hevia, special presentations by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Board of County Commissioners Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson with performances by AHCAC students and staff. Space is limited, RSVP required.
A free showing of "Moonlight" (Rated R), courtesy of A24, at 2:00 p.m. is preceded by a Q&A facilitated by Jill Tracey, Host of HOT Talk on Cox Media Group Miami's HOT 105, and features "Moonlight" cast members Jaden Piner, Tanisha Cidel, Sharif Earp and Patrick Decile in the Center's Wendell Narcisse Performing Arts Theater. Space is limited, RSVP required.
22, 2017 — 12:00 p.m.
- 04:00 p.m.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs' African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22 Ave, Miami, FL
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The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center is one of the locations featured in "Moonlight" and served as a local venue for the film, largely due to McCraney's influence. Brad Pitt visited the Center for the filming of the scenes in the facility's dance studio, music hall entrance and a classroom. Auditions were held in the Center's theater and some of the actors affiliated with the Center were cast. The Center and its director, Marshall Davis, a mentor to McCraney, are listed in the movie credits.