Thursday, December 8, 2016

Barry Jenkins

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

At a Gotham Independent Film Awards overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump, Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” shined brightest.

A celebrated film about a boy growing up gay, black and poor in Miami, “Moonlight,” virtually swept the night, taking best feature, best...

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

James Laxton first met Barry Jenkins at Florida State University film school. “I shot Barry’s last two student films,” recalled Laxton. “We just got along. Our friendship dates back to 2001 or so. There’s a lot of trust in our relationship.”

That trust extended to their professional...

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

"Moonlight " is as wistful a film as its title might suggest. Director Barry Jenkins, in only his second feature, has created a singularly powerful and masterfully restrained work of art about a young man's coming of age in South Florida told in three different stages - child, teenager and young...

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

The three Chirons of Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight' are sitting around a table, examining each other's eyes.

Trevante Rhodes, 26, Ashton Sanders, 20, and Alex R. Hibbert 12, play the same character across three distant chapters in his life, growing up black, gay and confused with his drug...

Friday, Sep. 9, 2016

The shimmering glow of Barry Jenkin's "Moonlight," a poetic coming-of-age tale told across three chapters about a young gay black kid growing up in a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood of Miami, has lit up this year's fall film festival circuit like no other film.

Following its much-lauded...