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Barry Jenkins Discusses His Poetic Coming-of-Age Film ‘Moonlight’

Set against the backdrop of 1980s Miami, "Moonlight" is a lyrical coming-of-age story based on a play by Tarell McCraney.

In the below video from the New York Film Festival, director Barry Jenkins discusses his film, Moonlight, and his influences ranging from Claire Denis to Hou Hsiao-Hsien.

Set against the backdrop of 1980s Miami, Moonlight is a lyrical coming-of-age story based on a play by Tarell McCraney.

Watch the conversation below in which Jenkins explains the film’s parallels to his own life and upbringing.

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