Sunday, February 26, 2017


It's hard to write about Moonlight. From the very first moment through the last there is a particular tension, the omnipresence of fear. The film style was amazing. Captivating. Suffocating. Beautiful.

Moonllight is the story of a child/teenager/man who is exceptionally quiet, deeply ill at ease, and profoundly lonely. His environment in the projects in Miami is both empty and overflowing. Empty of avenues of escape, of opportunities to explore, of forms of relief. Largely empty of love. But it overflows with a rhythm of community life that unfortunately pulses with suffering and potential violence. Little/Chione/Black experiences a few key moments of connection, that perhaps because of their rarity, seem to accentuate and amplify his isolation. But in these moments you see his character breathe, and it's the most beautiful thing in the world.

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