MOONLIGHT is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama following the impact of a young man's upbringing, relationships and surroundings across three periods of his life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his own sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he receives as a result of it.
Chiron spent his early childhood living with his single, crack addict mother in a crime ridden area in Miami. Neglected by his mother and bullied by his classmates, Chiron spends time with a Cuban drug dealer who advises him to make his own path in life.
As a teenager, Chiron has to deal with more intense bullying and questions about his sexuality as he struggles to find himself. In the third period of his life, we see Chiron as a man who has learned how to guard himself against the world to avoid facing who he really is.
Moonlight won three Oscars in 2017 including Best Picture following a chaotic awards ceremony climax during which La La Land was named the winner before Moonlight was announced as the actual winner. The ultimate Hollywood plot twist!
(1 hour 51 minutes)