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. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character. It explores the difficulties he faces with his own sexuality and the physical abuse he receives because of it.
Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry Jenkins’s 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.
Winner of 2017 Oscar for Best Picture. Directed by Barry Jenkins and staring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali (winner of Best Supporting Actor Oscar 2017). Moonlight also became the first film with an all black cast and the first LGBT film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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