Critically acclaimed director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) teases us with his new coming-of-age LGBT film “Moonlight,” releasing on October 21, 2016. Produced by A24 and Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment, the film stars Trevante Rhodes (Gang Related), Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Skyfall, Spectre), Andre Holland (Selma, The Knick), Janelle Monae (Recording Artist) and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, The Hunger Games series).
The film is based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell McCraney. Moonlight tells the story of Chiron, a young man who comes of age during “War on Drugs” era Miami. Structured in three different time periods – the most pivotal moments of Chiron’s fraught quarter-life, battling a deteriorating home life and his dawning sexuality – the film aims for a radical depiction of modern masculinity.