Gillian Rosh October 24, 2016 Share October 24, 2016 Quote A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. I just came from seeing this, and I thought it was stunning - both the look of the film and the performances. It's not easy to describe what this movie is about, as the description above (courtesy of IMDB) attests. We see the main character, Chiron, at three stages of his life, as he struggles with his sexuality and confronts homophobic bullying. As a pre-teen, he's played by Alex Hibbert; Ashton Sanders plays him during his high school years; and Trevante Rhodes plays him as an adult. All of these actors are excellent. Mahershala Ali as Chiron's surrogate father is sublime. Naomie Harris and Janelle Monae are also great. And this film just reinforced my love for Andre Holland. I mean it when I say this film has no bad performances. It's aching to watch Chiron fight himself and close himself off as a result of the homophobia he encounters. The experience of watching this film left me feeling simultaneously melancholy and euphoric. This is one that will stay with me for a while. 11 Link to comment
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