by J.R. Stayer
Oct. 30, 2016
Already being called 2016’s best film, auteur director Barry Jenkins‘ second film, “Moonlight,” is a tenderhearted and poignant coming-of-age story about a young gay man named Chiron and his efforts to find himself.
Based on the short play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Chiron’s story unfolds over three acts segmented by stages of his life.
“Moonlight” premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on Sept. 2, 2016. The film was given a select release on Oct., 21, 2016 and is scheduled for wide release on Nov. 4.