A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
“Moonlight” is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drama film that was released in 2016. The movie was directed by Barry Jenkins and is based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The film tells the story of a young African American man named Chiron, who grows up in Miami, Florida during the 1980s and 1990s.
The movie is divided into three parts, each depicting a different stage in Chiron’s life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Throughout the film, we see Chiron navigate his troubled home life, his struggles with his identity and sexuality, and his relationships with the people around him, including his drug-addicted mother, his childhood friend Kevin, and a mentor figure named Juan.
“Moonlight” received widespread critical acclaim and won numerous awards, including Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards. It is known for its poignant and powerful exploration of identity, race, and sexuality, as well as its stunning cinematography and strong performances from its cast, which includes actors such as Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, and Trevante Rhodes.