Monday, February 27, 2017

Best Picture: "La La Land" loses to "Moonlight"

Zwan Monster; PBS; Zero Media; ET; Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly

(PBS) Based on a true story, the new movie “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a boy growing up black, gay and poor in 1980s Miami during its [US government-sponsored] crack epidemic. The film documents Chiron’s identity struggle in three acts, featuring a different actor for each. It’s a landscape director Barry Jenkins knows well -- he grew up in the same neighborhood around that time. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jenkins and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney.

A love letter to Los Angeles: La La Land

(ET) Emma stone, Best Actress winner at 2017 Oscars, says she had her winning card in her hand when "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as Best Picture when "Moonlight" really won.

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