LAST year’s Oscar-award winning film Moonlight will be screened by Skipton Film Club at 5.15pm on Sunday at the Plaza Cinema in Skipton.

Director Barry Jenkin’s indie crossover hit fully justified last year’s Oscar awards for best picture, best adapted screenplay (for Jenkins and McCraney) and best supporting actor (Mahershala Ali).

The film follows the life of Chiron, a young, gay man over three periods of his life – from childhood through adolescence to adulthood.

In a cinematic piece of storytelling Jenkins brings us a depiction in Moonlight of what it is to be gay and black in contemporary America.

Alex R Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes all star as Chiron and the film introduces us to the various characters who meet and influence him throughout his life – from the understanding drug dealer he turns to for advice (Mahershala Ali) to addicted mother played by Naomie Harris.

Moonlight is a film that does not shy away from reality but rather offers real characters that live complex lives.

Skipton Film Club member Paul Valentine said: “With the Oscars for 2018 just about to be announced Skipton Film Club feel that its timely to look back to this magnificent winner of last year’s award – it was certainly one of the best films of recent years and deserves its screening this year at the film club.”

Both members and non members are welcome.