No Show for Oscar Winner for Best Picture "Moon Light"

When I initially saw the trailer for Moonlight I couldn’t believe my eyes. Someone was finally making a movie where the main character was a black man struggling with his sexuality, and by extension, his masculinity. I knew I had to see this movie. Too bad that the ole’ faithful Lafayette/West Lafayette movie theatres continue to conveniently not to show any movies about important black issues, but I digress. Basically, I ended up going to Chicago to go see the movie.

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To some, this movie represents an important work of art that finally portrays slaves resisting their masters instead of being portrayed as helpless victims. To others, it represents another cliché slave narrative that offers no new insight on the true history of slavery in the United States.  

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