"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."
Movie type: Drama - This is a coming-of-age drama centered around a gay young man, so parental discretion is advised. The most recognizable stars in the film, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, and Janelle Monae, have only small supporting roles while the main character is played by three newcomers. The film has an artier, unconventional approach aimed at adults with a taste for more unconventional works.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Script: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Little - Alex R. Hibbert, Black / Chiron - Trevante Rhodes, Juan - Mahershala Ali
Length: 1 hr. 51 min.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader - Top Critic: ” An intimate and haunting drama.”
James Berardinelli – ReelViews - Top Critic: ” Although Barry Jenkins' film is indeed about the struggles and difficulties of a person embracing his culturally reviled sexuality, the story is universal in scope and intent.”
Mara Reinstein - Us Weekly - Top Critic: ” The indie drama touches on themes of race, sexuality and isolation in ways that are rarely depicted in cinema.”