A movie like "Moonlight" has never been seen before. Doing groundbreaking and pioneering work is challenging, but often the results are both astonishing and miraculous. In this film, we are presented with the ongoing coming out story of an African-American male in inner city Miami. We could stop here and that would be enough of a story, but the producers of this work keep building upon that narrative by introducing an absent, drug addicted mother, violence, bullying, death, and escape. We are ultimately delivered to a point of confusion. Not for ourselves, but for the man before us. Does he know who he is? Will he continue to live a life in the closet? Will he embrace what seems obvious, yet so impossible? This is the question we are left to linger and that is what makes "Moonlight" so special.
Be good to each other,