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Moonlight
- Mahershala Ali

Overview - 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 Monáe).  Read more...

 
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Overview

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 Monáe). 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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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 111
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 031398257363
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Coming Of Age
Gay/Lesbian
Sexuality

 
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Reviews:
4 stars out of 4 -- "MOONLIGHT is a film that is both lyrical and deeply grounded in its character work, a balancing act that’s breathtaking to behold..." - 09/11/2016 RogerEbert.com


"Barry Jenkins’ beautiful, sensitive MOONLIGHT tells a coming-of-age story in passages, each possessed of enough stand-alone power to operate as a wonderful short film, even as the whole proves much greater than the sum of the parts." -- Grade: A - 10/20/2016 A.V. Club


"MOONLIGHT is magic. So intimate you feel like you're trespassing on its characters’ souls, so transcendent it's made visual and emotional poetry out of intensely painful experience, it's a film that manages to be both achingly familiar and unlike anything we've seen before." - 10/20/2016 Los Angeles Times


"[MOONLIGHT is] easily one of the most personal and most powerful films of the year." -- Grade: A - 10/20/2016 Entertainment Weekly


4 stars out of 4 -- "Three stellar actors take us on this journey into the core of self-awareness. Each one will break your heart." - 10/19/2016 Rolling Stone


"MOONLIGHT is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces." - 10/20/2016 New York Times


"[A] perfect film, one that exemplifies not only the formal and aesthetic capabilities of a medium at its most visually rich, but a capacity for empathy and compassion that reminds audiences of one of the chief reasons why we go to movies: to be moved, opened up and maybe permanently changed." - 10/27/2016 Washington Post


"[I]n its quietly radical grace, it’s a cultural watershed -- a work that dismantles all the ways our media view young black men and puts in their place a series of intimate truths." - 11/02/2016 Boston Globe


"Like all great films, MOONLIGHT is both specific and sweeping. It’s a story about identity -- an intelligent, challenging work that wants viewers to reflect on assumptions they might make about the characters." - 10/26/2016 The Atlantic


5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t’s a superbly crafted piece of work that frequently takes a sledgehammer to the stereotypes too easily associated with African-American cinema." - 02/12/2017 Total Film


"MOONLIGHT is an astonishingly accomplished work -- rich, sensuous and tactile, by turns heartbreaking and uplifting." - 02/19/2017 The Guardian

 
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