MONA Announces ‘Beyond the Lens’ Film Series Set in Kearney | Lifestyles

The Museum of Nebraska Art, in partnership with The World Theater, has announced “Beyond the Lens,” a film series beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at the World Theater, 2318 Central Ave., Kearney.

Film has the ability to reflect and connect humanity as a form of art and storytelling. Through this series, the Museum of Nebraska Art presents a selection of films with cultural, aesthetic or historical significance. Central to each screening is the museum’s mission to be a platform for the arts, to bring people together, and to encourage critical and meaningful engagement.

The first film in the series features the Oscar-winning film “Moonlight” to celebrate Pride Month and Juneteenth. This film examines different chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami, grappling with his identity and sexuality while living through the daily struggles of childhood, adolescence and budding adulthood. . His journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helped raise him.

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This 2016 American coming-of-age film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” is based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s previously unreleased semi-autobiographical play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.” The film stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali.

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

Andrea G. Henderson