The critically acclaimed film MOONLIGHT had a massive opening this past weekend with the biggest per-theatre-average in the US of 2016.
The film opens in Canada this weekend beginning in Toronto and expanding across the country next month.
“Moonlight” premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film festival is a movie without any big stars, but when you see it, it will definitely pack an unforgetable punch in your gut that will leave you thinking about it for days.
“Moonlight,” is an adaptation of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.” The story chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood ( played by three extraordinary actors) as he struggles to explore his sexuality and find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.
Moonlight stars Travante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali and is directed by Barry Jenkins.
I spoke with the stars and director Barry Jenkins at the Toronto International Film Festival about working on this extraordinary movie - that will undoubtedly see a few Oscar nominations.