I hope you all (besides Danny!) enjoyed Moonlight as much as I did. I think that it is an wonderful exploration of African American masculinity and the performances from the actors playing Chiron are superbly crafted by Barry Jenkins. In particular, I think that the performance of Trevante Rhodes who plays ‘Black’ is very impressive because he is able to subtly transition between the hegemonic masculinity of ‘Black’ and the vulnerable Chiron.
Please watch and listen to the following links to help you engage with the film as much as possible:
Filmspotting (the podcast I listen to) – interview with Naomi Harris and Barry Jenkins, and review of the film: https://beta.prx.org/stories/190735 and the review: http://www.larsenonfilm.com/moonlight and an article by regular contributor, Michael Phillips: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/91209110-132.html
INTERVIEWS WITH DIRECTOR, BARRY JENKINS
INTERVIEW WITH ASHTON SANDERS (Chiron Act 2)
INTERVIEW WITH TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY
ACADEMY CONVERSATIONS – MOONLIGHT
MOONLIGHT EXPLAINED: Symbols, Camera & More