**** out of ****
(for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout)
Released: October 21, 2016 limited; expands November 18
Runtime: 111 minutes
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Ashton Sanders, Alex R. Hibbert, Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, André Holland
My review of Moonlight, for The Tulsa Voice. This tender portrait of a young gay African-American from a Miami slum is a story of homosexuality, but not strictly sexuality. It’s of his struggle to figure out how to be a man, not simply a gay man.
Moonlight has a “quiet, vulnerable power” in a cinematic memoir “that’s not pushing an agenda”; a gay film not about pride, but humility. In being so, director Barry Jenkins “reveals a man (and a filmmaker) searching for peace and catharsis.”
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