"An urgent social document"
Barry Jenkin's astonishing second feature Moonlight follows one man through three definining chapters of his life as he grapples with the pain and beauty of falling in love, as well as his own sexuality. Moonlight is simultaneously a coming-of-age portrait, a groundbreaking exploration of black masculinity and a political meditation: the film is set amid the height of Miami's war on drugs.
Executive produced by Brad Pitt, Moonlight premiered at Telluride to universal acclaim and is considered a strong Academy Award contender. Q&A's with filmmaker Barry Jenkins and actors Naomie Harris and Andre Holland will follow this weekend's screenings at the Angelika.