If Hollywood nixed coming-of-age stories, it would probably go bankrupt. But the trailer for this fall’s “Moonlight” seems to signal something special. The movie chronicles three chapters in the life of Chiron, a Miami teenager grappling with his sexuality amid a complicated home life. That sounds typical enough, but the trailer for Barry Jenkins’ film has a haunting quality that might make this movie one of the year’s breakout indies.
“Moonlight,” based on the Tarell McCraney play ”In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” will premiere at the Toronto and New York film festivals before opening in theaters on Oct. 21. It stars Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe (in her film debut), in addition to the three actors who play Chiron at various stages of his life: Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes and Alex R. Hibbert.
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