Barry Jenkins’ Oscar winner – Moonlight – tackles contemporary issues, captivating critics and festival audiences

A semi-autobiographical cinematic memoir, Moonlight tells of poverty, prejudice and drug abuse in bustling Miami by following young Chiron, as he tries to reach adulthood. Battling harsh emotional conditions in a hostile environment, Chiron is played by several actors as the character ages and deals with extraordinary loneliness and identity issues.

Adapting award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, director Barry Jenkins crafts a quiet, evocative portrait of growing up and has assembled a notable cast, including Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monáe, and Mahershala Ali. Monáe as Teresa – one of young Chiron’s emotional supports – is of particular note: Making her second appearance in a highly acclaimed film this year after Hidden Figures, her intense performances may very well win this young singer awards of her own before too long.

Starts Mar 10, Burg Kino

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