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Nominated for 8 Oscars, won 3 Oscars, including Best Picture

Barry Jenkins’ second feature deservedly won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2017, and is a landmark representation of African American adolescence, social alienation, and sexual desire, challenging stereotypes of black masculinity.

MOONLIGHT is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

A chronicle of the life of Chiron, told in three chapters that focus on significant periods of his life. The film’s first chapter deals with his childhood in 1980s Miami where he is known as 'Little' and sees him forming a close bond with local drug dealer Juan after being neglected by his mother; the second, focuses on his adolescent brushes with sex and his complicated feelings for his best friend Kevin; the third, sees Chiron, now known by the nickname ‘Black', grappling with the consequences of his complicated early life.

Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 48mins

BBFC Advice: 15

Director(s): Barry Jenkins

Country of Origin: USA

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Language(s): English

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