May 4, 2019 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Ruby City and Blue Star Contemporary will begin their new partnership program The Contemporary Film Series 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.
The Contemporary Film Series is a natural partnership between Ruby City, who fosters the creation, presentation, and understanding of innovative expression through contemporary art and Blue Star Contemporary, who inspires, nurtures, and innovates through contemporary art. 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.