Moonlight (2016)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Gay & Lesbian Films, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 21, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-year-old nicknamed "Little" (Alex Hibbert) who is taken in by a kindhearted Cuban drug dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend (Janelle MonĂ¡e). In the middle installment, a teenage Chiron (Ashton Sanders) explores his sexuality as he falls in love with a close friend. The final chapter follows Chiron in his twenties (Trevante Rhodes) as he reconnects with faces from his past. Directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight was adapted from a short play called In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.

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Keywords

Black [race], coming-of-age, coming-out, sexuality, youth

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values