Queerly Beloved:

Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins







111 mins

Queerly Beloved: Moonlight

A vital part of LGBTQ cinema history, Moonlight has also cemented its place in the mainstream film world as an Oscar Best Picture winner, the first with an all-Black cast, and the first LGBTQ-related film to take home the prize. Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, Barry Jenkins’s film is a groundbreaking exploration of a young black man’s identity as he struggles to find his place as an outsider in a rough Miami neighbourhood.


Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.

    • “A visual poem wrought of hard-won compassion and self-reckoning.” – Denver Post
    • “The combination of artistry and emotional directness in this film is overwhelming.” – The Guardian
    • Winner of three Oscars: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali

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Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival and the single largest promoter and distributor of LGBTQ content in Canada, along with the newly restored historic Toronto cinema Paradise Theatre, are proud to announce a partnership on a new film series entitled ‘Queerly Beloved’, ahead of Inside Out’s upcoming 30th anniversary festival taking place May 21-31. The cinema series, running during March 2020, will showcase eighteen (18) independent and influential queer films at Paradise Theatre, all of which have played an important role in shaping the history and narrative of queer cinema, and challenge norms of gender, sexuality, and desire through storytelling.