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The Nick offering talkback on ‘Moonlight,’ a movie some are calling the best of the year

Ashton Sanders stars as an impoverished gay teenager in 1980s Miami in “Moonlight.”
Ashton Sanders stars as an impoverished gay teenager in 1980s Miami in “Moonlight.” David Bornfriend

“Moonlight” is a film everyone is talking about, including those who are calling it the “best of the year.”

The second film from writer-director Barry Jenkins is based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Told across three defining chapters of a young black man’s life, “Moonlight” is a film about sadness, connection and coming of age in Miami during the War on Drugs era.

The Nickelodeon Theatre is currently screening the movie and will have a talkback after Tuesday’s 6 p.m. show featuring panelists Napoleon Wells and Preston Anderson.

Wells is an American author, psychologist, speaker and activist noted for writing “A Field Negroes Handbook.”

Anderson is a musician, artist and creator of vmfmag.com, which explores themes of blackness and liberation.

If the reviews are any indication, you’ll need time post-film to collect your thoughts. And tissues.

6-9 p.m. Tuesday at 1607 Main St. $10. nickelodeon.org/films/moonlight/

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