Take your first look at what promises to be one of the real indie gems of this coming fall movie season. Director Barry Jenkins’Moonlight is about three phases in the life of a man named Chiron, chronicling the struggles he is experiencing with both his sexuality and the people in his life while growing up in Miami.
The ensemble cast includes Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, The Hunger Games), Andre Holland (The Knick), Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Spectre), Ashton Sanders (Straight Outta Compton), Trevante Rhodes (HBO’s upcoming Westworld), and six-time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe (Some Nights) in her film debut.
A queer film with a largely (wholly?) black cast?
This is more of what I’m asking for Hollywood. Less slave movies. Less laugh at the black people movies. Less black people helping out movies. I don’t think that’s asking for much. After all, y’all can manage to showcase white folks in a wide range of roles. You can do the same for us.