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YO ADRIAN Ep. 18: Barry Jenkins on Moonlight

In uncertain political times, this is the kind of film we need more of

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Nov 16, 2016

After a very, very bad week in global politics, Fariha and Kiva talk about the cultural impact of the American president, the ways that film can influence the conversation about politics and vice-versa, the works that have come out under President Obama, and the social responsibility of anyone who cares about the world as the next four years unfold.

In Round Two, Barry Jenkins, director of the highly acclaimed film Moonlight (now playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox), has an in-depth conversation with Fariha about the making of the film, its potential impact, his use of colour, unscripted moments, and the fact that making this film was never impossible.

"If you make something that's true, and you find a way to get it to audiences, they will respond." - Barry

Further reading:

Little White Lies on Obama-era cinema The New Yorker on Moonlight subverting expectations Vulture on the importance of Chiron The New York Times: is this the year's most important movie?