Gay drama Moonlight has
generated Oscar buzz ahead of its U.S. premiere.
Trevante Rhodes stars opposite Andre
Holland in Moonlight.
Written and directed by Barry Jenkins,
Moonlight follows an African-American man (played by Rhodes)
as he struggles to come out over three periods of his life while
growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Moonlight had its world premiere
at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado on September 2.
“[Jenkins] made a film that urges the
viewer to look past Chiron's outward appearance and his superficial
signifiers of identity, climbing inside familiar stereotypes in order
to quietly dismantle them from within,” Justin Chang of the Los
Angeles Times wrote. “[Moonlight] doesn't say much. It
Chang called the film an early Oscar
The film opens in the United States on