Groundbreaking motion picture Moonlight continues to be celebrated. It was a box office success, won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and audiences everyone adored the film. However, the citizens of Miami, and Liberty City, specifically, view the film as a shining beacon on their life experiences .
To show how proud local residents are of the film, Miami-Dade County has announced that it will be renaming a Liberty City street “Moonlight Way,” according to The New Times.
“This movie — at least what I got from it — really depicts the life of how a lot of us were raised and what we had to go through and endure as children in the inner city,” says Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, who is sponsoring the item.
“This goes out to children still living here in the inner city that are told they will never amount to anything. It shows that it does not matter how you were raised or where you grew up; you can still turn out to be someone.”
Barry Jenkins, the director of Moonlight and a Liberty City native, was commended for formulating a realistic and beautiful representation of what life is like for in area.