Moonlight's stunning Best Picture win may be getting overshadowed by the biggest snafu in the history of the Academy Awards, but the low-budget film based in Miami has cemented a special place in movie history.
It's fascinating because there are parallels between Sunday night's jumble, which accidentally gave La La Land the award by mistake, to the film's place in Miami itself. Rarely do we see neighborhoods like Liberty City or Miramar on the big screen when movies are shot in South Florida, with the glitz of South Beach often cloaking Miami's more authentic and less sexy neighborhoods, seemingly on the other side of the planet from the bikinis, beaches, and mojitos that have become synonymous with the Magic City.
Moonlight was filmed throughout Miami's core, and while the picture couldn't escape the beach entirely, most of the Miami filming locations were sites probably never before seen by the average tourist or even resident. With some help from Travel and Leisure and IMDB, here are all of Moonight's Miami filming locations, mapped out from south to north.
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