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Moonlight

2016
Written and Directed by

Barry Jenkins

Release Date

2016

Starring

Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome

Synopsis

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African-American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

Awards
Awards

2017 Academy Award Winner
Best Picture

2017 Academy Award Winner
Best Adapted Screenplay

2017 Academy Award Winner
Best Supporting Actor, Mahershala Ali

2017 Golden Globe Award Winner
Best Picture (Drama)