Analysis Of Moonlight By Barry Jenkins

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Moonlight Moonlight is a coming-of-age film released in October 21st, 2016, in the United States. It was written and directed by Barry Jenkins, and based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The movie won Best Motion Picture in the 74th Golden Globe Awards as well as Best Picture in the 2017 Academy Awards. It became the first film with an all Black cast, and the first LGBTQ film to win Best Picture. The film divides in three parts, “Little”, “Chiron”, and “Black”. It follows the infant, teenager, and adult life of Chiron, a gay Black boy in Liberty City, Miami, Florida. The film starts with Juan, a Cuban drug dealer, talking to other drug dealers on the street when suddenly…show more content…
This part of the film focuses on Chiron and Kevin starting to develop romantic feelings for each other, and on how they deal with that. Chiron also has to deal with his mother, who has became a prostitute in order to acquire money to buy drugs. Finally, in the third part of the movie, the audience sees Chiron as a full grown adult that goes by the nickname “Black” and lives in Atlanta. He is fully aware of his sexuality, but tries to repress it. Although his physical appearance has changed, he still is that same boy that barely talks. He is now on the streets involved in the drug business. Unfortunately, him and Kevin are not together and do not talk. One night, though, Chiron gets a call from Kevin. Kevin talks about his life and asks Chiron how is his. Kevin also tells Chiron that he should go visit Miami one day, saying that he would cook for him, since he works in a restaurant now. Chiron decides to go, but first he visits his mother who is in a rehabilitation center. Since the both of them do not have a good relationship, his mother tries to apologize, and Chiron seems to forgive her. Chiron then meets with Kevin, who fulfills his promise of cooking for him. They talk about what has happened throughout the years as well as their past lives as teenagers. They go to Kevin’s house, and then the movie finishes with an unclear ending. I tried not to give a lot of spoilers of the movie because I would recommend

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