The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Africa slums and a typical sport movie plot blend nicely into an instructive film
The movie follows the real story of Phiona Mutesi, one of the first female titled chess champions from Uganda. The actors are African, mostly Ugandans, even if it is a Disney movie, and it shows, as only a few have played in enough movies to feel professional. Yet they are all trying their best and it gives the film a more authentic feel.
As for the plot, it is a typical underdog rising above their station story, but because it shows so much about African lives in the slums of Kampala and because it is based on a true story, it feels nice, it feels real.
Not the greatest movie ever, but surely worth a watch and a refreshing change from all these pointless Star Wars films.
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