Based off an autobiographical play by Miamian Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight chronicles the life of Chiron, a young black boy living in a housing project with his drug-addicted single mother. He is struggling to understand his own sexuality while growing up poor in a part of Miami many of us never see or talk about.
The movie doesn’t rely on stereotypes, of the characters themselves or of Miami as a city. A lot of that is thanks to director Barry Jenkins, another Miamian. You can read our full review here.
We interviewed McCraney, Jenkins, and actors Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes to learn a little bit more about why they chose to film this movie in Miami and how they #LiveLikeYouLiveHere.
We’ve partnered with O Cinema to host a screening on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. There will be a discussion with McCraney right after the screening. Join us for a night of marveling in homegrown talents, shared experiences, and a uniquely Miami masterpiece! The show will likely sell out, so get tickets in advance here.