The Oscars could be a huge night for Moonlight, the breakout film that tells the story of a young black gay man. The film is nominated for eight awards, including Motion Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Original Score and Writing (Adapted Screenplay).
The film is inspired by the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. HRC recently sat down with the film’s writer and director, Barry Jenkins, as well as McCraney, to discuss the groundbreaking film and the issues of bullying and masculinity.
HRC honored Moonlight with the HRC Visionary Arts Award at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala earlier this month.