December 19th, 2016 by PRatt
February 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

(US, 2016) Director and writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Cast: Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Mon·e, Naomie Harris.

What may be the best film made to date about navigating life as a young black child, teenager and man, also happens to be the best film about coming of age in America since Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Moonlight drops us in three time periods in Chiron’s life over 16 years in South Florida: a chaotic boyhood where he is bullied for his ‘softness,’ high school years as his mother falls into addiction and he questions his sexual identity, and the young man he has become in his 20s. As played by three actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes), Chiron is an utterly believable person whose life, it still must be said, matters. Golden Globe Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Screenplay. 111 min.
“Best film I’ve seen a long time and best take on black masculinity….ever. You need to see it.” writer/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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