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Feb 25, 2021

Welcome back to the Meaning What Movie Club! This month's film is Barry Jenkins' 2016 Academy Award winning film Moonlight. Mason, Sean, and Chris discuss the film's masterful use of visual storytelling to critique and complicate themes of masculinity, race, and sexuality—all with far more heart than Best Picture winners generally have.

Some additional things we mention in the episode: 

The role typographic design played in the Moonlight Oscar gaff.

A brief history of Shirley Cards and color films' racial bias.

The Saturday Night Live “Papyrus” skit.


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Produced by Sean Ang and Christopher Scott McNeill. This episode edited by Christopher Scott McNeill, with additional editing and mix by Mason Hershenow.

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