The Contemporary Film Series
The Contemporary Film Series, Saturday, May 4th
Refreshments will be served
DJ Agosto Cuellar
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Ruby City and Blue Star Contemporary—the first and longest-running nonprofit venue for contemporary art in San Antonio—will begin their new partnership with a screening of Barry Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed film Moonlight (2016) on Saturday, May 4. A coming-of-age drama exploring the difficulties of growing up queer in Miami, Moonlight was the first film with an all-black cast—as well as the first LGBTQAI+ film—to win the Oscar for Best Picture. The screening coincides with Studio’s exhibition of Isaac Julien’s seminal 1989 documentary-drama Looking for Langston, which explores black and queer identities. Through this meaningful collaboration, both organizations demonstrate a commitment to providing access to compelling films that galvanize meaningful conversations within the San Antonio community and beyond. After the initial screening of Moonlight, events will be held twice annually.