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Barry Jenkins

'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins To Turn Last Year's Biggest Book Into TV Series

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.27.2017 | Arts

The movie of 2016 was, according to most standards, “Moonlight,” a gorgeous coming-of-age film that took home (with no small fanfare) the coveted ...

Debriefing On Awards Season With Isabelle Huppert

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.16.2017 | Entertainment

Americans are fond of excess, so of course Hollywood’s awards season lingers for four interminable months (six if you count the annual fall film fes...

'Moonlight' Actor Trevante Rhodes On Oscar Flub And Calvin Klein Ad Reactions

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.06.2017 | Black Voices

Trevante Rhodes says “there’s no better moment than right now” for his burgeoning acting career. Since the release of “Moonlight” last Octo...

The Best Picture Speech For ‘Moonlight’ Would Have Sounded Like This

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.01.2017 | Black Voices

The Best Picture debacle at the 89th Academy Awards is a moment that will forever be cemented in Oscar history. The awkwardness of the situation robbe...

Under Awards-Season Fire, The 'Moonlight' And 'La La Land' Teams Displayed Grace

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.27.2017 | Entertainment

In the wilds of this year’s Oscar race, “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were pitched as bitter rivals. In actuality, they were more like compet...

Oscar Winners Behind 'Moonlight' Explain What Makes It So Special

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.28.2017 | Entertainment

On Sunday night, “Moonlight” won the Oscar for “Best Picture” in what’s easily the most memorable moment in the award show’s history. Firs...

Here's How You Can Watch 'Moonlight' Right Now

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.27.2017 | Entertainment

The Academy Awards have now come and gone, but it’s not too late to see 2016’s Best Picture, “Moonlight.” Barry Jenkins’ drama, an unflinchi...

How Barry Jenkins Cast Chiron In 'Moonlight'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2017 | Entertainment

One hallmark of “Moonlight” is the casting of three different actors to play Chiron, a black latchkey kid struggling with his sexuality in the Mia...

Meet Joi McMillon, The First Black Female Oscar Nominee For Film Editing

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.01.2017 | Black Voices

Joi McMillon is “extremely honored to be making history” for her debut feature film at the 89th annual Academy Awards. This week, the “Moonlight...

Yes, The Oscars Are Less White, But Don't Let Hollywood Off The Hook

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.01.2017 | Black Voices

So, the Oscars are not so white this year. Barry Jenkins has made history as the first black filmmaker to receive Best Picture, Best Screenplay and B...

Barry Jenkins Quietly Makes History With Oscar Nomination Trifecta

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 02.01.2017 | Entertainment

Barry Jenkins, the writer and director behind “Moonlight,” could become the biggest story of awards season should he nab Best Director at the 89th...

The Best Movie GIFs Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.03.2017 | Entertainment

In terms of the year’s best movies, we made our list and checked it twice. But will anyone remember them if they aren’t reproduced in GIF format? ...

2016: From the Best to the Worst

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Perseverance is the price of freedom. On Sunday morning, June 12, I arrived on Pennsylvania Avenue to set up my group's Capital Pride table and lea...

'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins On The Beauty Of Diverse Cinema

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.27.2017 | Entertainment

Shortly after Barry Jenkins awoke on Monday, he learned that “Moonlight” scored six Golden Globe nominations, more than any other movie except “...

Gotham Awards: Moonlight Shines

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.29.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Diversity was a serious theme at Monday's Gotham Awards, during a night of fun and celebration. Cipriani Wall Street was chockablock with film devotee...

Moonlight: The People Behind the Tender, Surprising Film

Nell Minow | Posted 11.05.2016 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

"Moonlight" is a film as luminous as its title, a story in three chapters about the son of a crack addict, growing up in Florida, bullied and neglecte...

'Moonlight' Actor: I've Never Felt More Passionate About A Project

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.21.2016 | Black Voices

Working with director Barry Jenkins on “Moonlight” was the “best” career opportunity Mahershala Ali experienced in his life. Starring Ali, Nao...

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.

"Medicine For Melancholy": Down, But Caught Out, in San Francisco

Rob Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Fields

In his feature debut, Medicine for Melancholy, Barry Jenkins captures the challenges of being black and indie in the 21st century. The result is a fresh meditation on race, class and gentrification.