Life, from the sixth row

Monumental Pictures

When I meet with David Stratton, history has just been made. There’s the fact that, for the first time, the wrong Best Picture winner has been read out at the Oscars, a moment that lead to eight minutes of shock, awkwardness and extremely entertaining spontaneity the Oscars are mostly absent of. But more importantly, Moonlight, a film made for $1.5 million, where actor Naomie Harris filmed her scenes in three days during a break from the press tour for Spectre, it’s an empathetic labour of love that tells the story of a lonely black boy in the Miami neighbourhood of Liberty City who becomes a lonely black man, slowly receding further and further into the shadows as the world leaves him behind. Despite its second life and the mistake that’s now rocketed it to fame beyond any Best Picture winner in recent memory, it still will go down as…

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