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