THE ENVELOPE PODCAST
Episode #89: Moonlight
Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.
On this episode, we discuss the eighty-ninth Best Picture Winner: “MOONLIGHT”
"Moonlight" is a coming-of-age drama based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue." The film presents three stages in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. The film explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. His epic journey to manhood is also guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Directed by Barry Jenkins, the film stars Mahershala Ali as Juan, Janelle Monáe as Teresa, Naomie Harris as Paula, Alex R. Hibbert as Little (Chiron in the first segment), Ashton Sanders as Chiron (in the second segment), and Trevante Rhodes as Black (Chiron in the third segment).
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