MOONLIGHT In theatres November 4, 2016
A young protagonist, Chiron, from childhood to adulthood as he navigates both the dangers of drugs and violence in his depressed Florida neighbourhood, and his complex love for his best friend. Bullied at school and beaten down by a harsh home life, Chiron risks becoming a statistic – another black man dominated (and ultimately destroyed) by the system. But Chiron is a survivor. As he grows it becomes clear that his real battle isn’t even on the streets. It’s an internal one – reckoning with his love for his best friend.
About the Movie :
The New York time :
“To describe “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins’s second feature, as a movie about growing up poor, black and gay would be accurate enough. It would also not be wrong to call it a movie about drug abuse, mass incarceration and school violence. But those classifications are also inadequate, so much as to be downright misleading. It would be truer to the mood and spirit of this breathtaking film to say that it’s about teaching a child to swim, about cooking a meal for an old friend, about the feeling of sand on skin and the sound of waves on a darkened beach, about first kisses and lingering regrets. Based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, “Moonlight” is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human face…” Click here for the full article