Moonlight. 2016. USA. Directed by Barry Jenkins. 111 min.
With Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins, along with a brilliant ensemble cast and a crackerjack crew, has succeeded—in ways that perhaps no other filmmaker has managed this century—in making an authentically human spirit shine on screen. As an African American boy moves from childhood to adolescence to manhood, we are immersed in his discoveries of pain and ecstasy, love and betrayal, fear and hope. This is a film that will linger with you for weeks, one you’ll want to experience again and again for that clear glimpse of cinematic humanity.