As part of the NYFF Live free talks series at the 54th New York Film Festival, Film Society Deputy Director Eugene Hernandez sat down with filmmaker Barry Jenkins, writer Tarell McCraney, and producers Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner  to discuss the making of their highly-acclaimed new film, Moonlight, which screened in the Main Slate of the festival. Jenkins’s sophomore effort explores the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of a gay African-American man in Miami’s drug-plagued inner city. Moonlight is now playing in theaters.

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