Moonlight as This Year's Best Movie

Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, and adapted from the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, by Tarell Alvin McCraney, has emerged as a strong consensus candidate for the best film of 2016. In three highly visual chapters, each centered on a different and increasingly older actor, the film recounts a young black gay man's attempts to uncover and define an articulate self amid experiences of poverty, fractured parenting, solitude, survival, and desire in Miami and Atlanta. The film has received a number of nominations and awards, including Best Picture/Dramatic Film at the Golden Globes and the National Society of Film Critics Awards; New York Film Critics Circle awards for Best Director (Barry Jenkins), Cinematography, and Supporting Actor; and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Mahershala Ali's performance.

See film site here.

See reviews at The New York Times, The New YorkerShadow and Act, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Remezcla, and Bon Appetit.

See, also, a number of profiles on Jenkins and McCraney in The Los Angeles Times, Vulture, The Guardianand The Fader.

And OkayAfrica offers a followup list of LGBT African films for us to watch.