Yes, we are well aware that many great movies were made and screened in 2016 and are deserving of all kinds of recognition (some more than others). But everyone in Miami is especially excited to see how the sleeper indie hit that was filmed in Miami (by a director that is from Miami, no less) “Moonlight” will fare at Sunday’s Academy Awards. What better way to cheer on the home team than will fellow cinephiles. Here are some spots to head to watch en masse on Oscar night.
1. #MOONLIT Oscar Block Party
Miami’s homegrown Borscht Film Festival is going ALL OUT in support of the made-in-Dade cinematic gem “Moonlight,” which is nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director for Barry Jenkins and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. As part of their annual film festival, the Borscht team is hosting a block party (pots and pans are encouraged) featuring a screening of the film, music, food and, of course, a support group for everyone who can NOT handle the suspense.
2. Hollywood's Big Night
The New Tropic, O Cinema Miami Shores and the Miami Theater Center are going all out with an over-the-top party featuring Miami queens Hairy Bradshaw and Jupiter Velvet as hosts. Participants are encouraged to get overdressed, fill out their own ballets to support their favorite noms (“Moonlight”) and score bragging rights.