Moonlight – Dir Barry Jenkins

Cast : Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner,Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

It is a rare film that entrances you from the start and moves you throughout with a delicate intensity, fluidity and humanity.  I absolutely loved this film.  It left me speechless, covered in goosebumps and needing a moment. The performances are stellar, particularly Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert and Ashton Sanders. I would be remiss if I did not mention that James Laxton’s cinematography and Nicholas Britell’s music have contributed significantly to this breathtaking film.

This is an important coming of age film, a magnificent film and a true work of art.  I do hope that it finds a broad audience outside the festival circuit.  It is a film that everyone should see.

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