Rare chance to watch Oscar-winner Moonlight uncut in the UAE

Alex Hibbert, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from Moonlight. David Bornfriend / A24 via AP
Alex Hibbert, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from Moonlight. David Bornfriend / A24 via AP

UAE film fans have a rare, one-off chance to catch recent Oscar-winner Moonlight uncut and in the cinema.

Following a headline-grabbing mix-up, director Barry Jenkins was eventually handed the Academy Award for Best Picture on Sunday (February 26). But due to film’s mature content and explicit nature, it is unlikely to get a full cinematic release in the UAE. If it does appear, the film — which won three Oscars in total — is likely to be highly edited.

However, cinephiles’ hangout The Screen Club had already scheduled a one-off screening of Moonlight’s “full artistic cut”, taking place at Dubai’s Vox Mall of the Emirates on March 15, at 8pm.

While the screening is only open to members, a one-month membership — costing Dh100 for tickets to two film screenings and one food and film event — was recently introduced.

Passes will be available from March 1. But get clicking quick, because following the recent awards haul — which also includes Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, and an earlier Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama — the screening is likely to be over-subscribed.

Head to www.thesceneclub.com for more

rgarratt@thenational.ae

Published: February 28, 2017 04:00 AM

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