Moonlight on Monday cleaned up
at the Gotham Independent film awards in New York.
Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's play
In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, Moonlight, written
and directed by Barry Jenkins, follows an African-American man
(played by Trevante Rhodes) who struggles to come out gay over three
periods of his life while growing up in a rough neighborhood of
Miami. Andre Holland, Ashton Sanders and Alex R. Hibbert also star
in the film.
The film won best feature, best
screenplay, best ensemble and the audience award.
In accepting one of the awards on
Monday, director Barry Jenkins said, “When I made this film, I
thought five people would watch it.”
Moonlight has made $8.3 million
and has generated Oscar buzz.
Jenkins: Donald Trump “too dense” to understand race relations,