The Academy Award winning film “Moonlight” impact can’t be put into words, but this movie is special, and the Miami-Dade county agrees. Very soon Miami will be naming a street in Liberty City, Moonlight Way. The name is of course inspired by 2016’s critically acclaimed film “Moonlight,” a film that has won many awards including the prestigious Academy Award for Best Film.
If you’ve seen “Moonlight” then you know that Liberty City is the area the movie is set in, but you may not know that the director, Berry Jenkins, and the playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney both grew up in this are. Moonlight Way will run from NW 61st street to NW66th street.
This idea all came to fruition through the hands of Miami-Dade County’s District 3 commissioner, Audrey Edmonson. Commissioner Edmonson wants to use Moonlight Way as a symbol of inspiration for all the children that are growing up in the area. Commissioner Edmonson is quoted by The Miami New Times saying:
“This goes out to children still living here in the inner city that are told they’ll never amount to anything. It shows that it doesn’t matter how you were raised or where you grew up; you can still turn out to be someone.”
“Moonlight” is a special movie and now there is a special place in Liberty City where everyone can go and get a real life glimpse at reality. Everyone that lives there child or adult can go to Moonlight Way and look at the possibility that it represents.
Source: Miami New Times