When Barry Jenkins' film Moonlight premiered at Telluride this year, he had no idea how many people would connect with his drama about a gay, black boy growing up in a tough Miami neighborhood. Turns out, a lot of people have found something to relate to in the movie, and it's now a strong awards contender. Jenkins and producer Adele Romanski, who have been friends since college, tell us how the film came to be, and why part of the script was written on a European jaunt to Brussels.
Photo: Actor Alex Hibbert in Barry Jenkins' film Moonlight. (David Bornfriend/A24)