Nominated for 8 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Barry Jenkins), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, 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 gay in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
“One of the essential American films of 2016 … it’s one of those rare movies that just doesn’t take a wrong step.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, including André Holland, Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali, writer/director Barry Jenkins’s (Medicine for Melancholy) staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are. (Dir. by Barry Jenkins, 2016, USA, 110 mins., Rated R)