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MOONLIGHT Comes To Blu-ray This February

unnamed (2)The Oscar®-nominated, mesmerizing, and heartbreakingly beautiful film, Moonlight, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD February 28 from Lionsgate. The unforgettable drama, lauded by critics and audiences alike, is nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Naomie Harris), Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, the film chronicles the life of Chiron, a boy growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami, Florida. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.

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There’s not much more you can ask from a movie TIME

“A masterpiece… abundant with transcendent
moments of grace and lyrical splendor.”

The Associated Press

NOMINATED FOR EIGHT ACADEMY AWARDS®
INCLUDING BEST PICTURE

GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNER
FOR BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

The Critically Acclaimed, Groundbreaking Drama

Arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 28 from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (January 26, 2017) – The Oscar®-nominated, mesmerizing, and heartbreakingly beautiful film, Moonlight, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD February 28 from Lionsgate. The unforgettable drama, lauded by critics and audiences alike, is nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Naomie Harris), Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, the film chronicles the life of Chiron, a boy growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami, Florida. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.

The poignant film stars Mahershala Ali (TV’s “House of Cards”), Naomie Harris (Spectre), Trevante Rhodes (TV’s “If Loving You Is Wrong”), André Holland (Selma), and GRAMMY®Award winner Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures). To date, Moonlight has won the Golden Globe® for Best Picture – Drama and was nominated for an additional five Golden Globes®. The critically acclaimed film is also nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Independent Spirit Awards, and additionally is the this year’s recipient of the Spirits’ Robert Altman Award, which honors an outstanding ensemble cast in a motion picture. Moonlight has been named the Best Picture of 2016 by the Gotham Awards, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The National Society of Film Critics, and The New York Times.  Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the film was theatrically released by A24, and is being called “a piece of art that will transform lives.” (The Playlist).

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Moonlight is profoundly moving portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

The Moonlight Blu-ray and DVD release special features include audio commentary with director Barry Jenkins and three featurettes looking behind the scenes at the making of the film as well as a deeper dive into the music and locations featured in the film. Moonlightwill be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Barry Jenkins
  • “Ensemble of Emotion: The Making of Moonlight” Featurette
  • “Poetry Through Collaboration: The Music of Moonlight” Featurette
  • “Cruel Beauty: Filming in Miami” Featurette

 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/dX5xYO100j4
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoonlightMov/
Twitter: @MoonlightMov
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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production:  2016
Title Copyright: Moonlight © 2016 A24 Distribution, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Some Sexuality, Drug Use, Brief Violence and Language Throughout
Genre: Drama
Closed-Captioned: No
Subtitles: Spanish and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 111 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen (2.39:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.39:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a vertically integrated next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment.

With the acquisition of Starz, Lionsgate adds to its portfolio of businesses the flagship STARZ premium pay network serving nearly 25 million subscribers and the STARZ ENCORE platform with over 31 million subscribers.  The combined company will operate five over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and the STARZ app delivering content directly to consumers.

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, the critically-acclaimed box office hit La LaLand, which earned a record-tying 14 Academy Award® nominations, Hacksaw RidgeTyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions’ Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks.  These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the acclaimed drama The Royals, the Golden Globe-nominated Casual, the breakout success Greenleaf and hit Starz series including OutlanderBlack SailsSurvivor’s Remorse and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates.  Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of more than 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Starz brands are synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

 

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