Filmmaker Barry Jenkins, writer Tarell McCraney, and producers Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner discussed the making of their new film, 'Moonlight,' at the 54th New York Film Festival.
The second feature by American filmmaker Barry Jenkins is already one of the most talked-about independent films of the year. Set and shot in South Florida, Moonlight is inspired by Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The three-part narrative portrays a gay African-American man at three distinct stages of his life, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This discussion will take an in-depth look at the making of the film, from Jenkins’s adaptation of the story to his collaborations with indie producer Adele Romanski, and Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner from Plan B, Brad Pitt’s production company. Moderated by Film Society of Lincoln Center Deputy Director Eugene Hernandez.
The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The five-person selection committee is chaired by New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones and includes esteemed critics, curators, and programmers.
Since 1963, the New York Film Festival has brought new and important cinematic works from around the world to Lincoln Center. In addition to the Main Slate official selections, the festival includes newly restored classics, special events, filmmaker talks, panel discussions, an Avant-Garde showcase, and much more.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.
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