• Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight

Release Date: October 21st, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 28th, 2017

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

Cast: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris, Jaden Piner

Director: Barry Jenkins

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Plan B Entertainment, Pastel, Upload Films

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Car, Growing up, Father, Mother, Intense, House, Transformation, School, Brooding, 1990s, 1980s, Love, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Dana StevensSlate

    Moonlight is one of those movies that showers its audience with blessings: raw yet accomplished performances from a uniformly fine cast, casually lyrical camerawork, and a frankly romantic soundtrack that runs the gamut from ’70s Jamaican pop to a Mexican folk song crooned by the Brazilian Caetano Veloso. But the film’s greatest gift may be that flood of cleansing tears—which, by the time this spare but affecting film was over, I was also shedding in copious volume. show more

  • 100
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    It’s a masterpiece — an overused word, but not the wrong one. show more

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Barry Jenkins' Moonlight pulls you into its introspective protagonist's world from the start and transfixes throughout as it observes, with uncommon poignancy and emotional perceptiveness, his roughly two-decade path to find a definitive answer to the question, "Who am I?" show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2017)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)