Moonlight: A movie I’ve got to see


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Film poster

The black gay coming-of-age film “Moonlight” from writer/director Barry Jenkins is hitting the theaters this weekend.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a screening in Baltimore or Washington, D.C. so I’m going to have to wait.

It’s getting rave reviews. See this one in the New Yorker. And the trailer is so powerful I can’t help looking at it over and over.

If anyone gets to see the film Friday please leave a comment and let me know how you liked it.

10 thoughts on “Moonlight: A movie I’ve got to see

      • I’m down, just give me a heads up Immanuel. I love the way it’s portraying different times with the same friend, been in a similar situation except weve never talked about it, so yeah I can’t wait to see the film.

      • I enjoyed the film. The lead character is a deeply closeted boy and the movie is broken up into three time periods of his life. The first when he is very young and other people can tell that he’s gay before he really even knows – including his struggling single mother and the local drug dealing thug who takes the kid under his wing. The second when he is taunted and eventually beaten by schoolmates – including his best friend. The third when he is an adult and my oh MY is he a fine-ass man!!

        I don’t want to tell too much. But the film is well made, the characters are well written and it was an enjoyable movie. Go see it!

  1. would love to see this movie. it’s so rare that we see movies by and about black men that is in my opinion a realistic portrayal of Black gay men and the struggles growing into manhood. More so important for me is the idea that 2 black men can find each other and build on their relationship. Although I’ve not had a chance to see the movie, I would love to.
    Thanks for raising my awareness on this.

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