Friday, May 26, 2017

Barry Jenkins

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

Amazon is developing a script-to-series one-hour original limited drama, The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel. Set to write and direct is Barry Jenkins (writer-director of Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight), with the series...

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Long before Barry Jenkins made his way to the podium through the bewildered throng that packed the Dolby Theatre stage at the Academy Awards, he sat in a Toronto hotel room explaining his movie's quiet power.

"There's something in the way black men grow up in this country," said Jenkins...

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

At the forefront of this year's Oscar race are two filmmakers in their 30s with seemingly limitless careers ahead of them: Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind "La La Land," and Barry Jenkins, the 37-year-old writer-director of "Moonlight." The combined nominations of their films...

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

Barry Jenkins, a nominee for the Best Director Oscar as well as the DGA Award for Moonlight, has joined the roster of Smuggler for global commercial representation.

Moonlight is a coming of age story that centers on Chiron whom we follow through three distinct chapters...

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

The five nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2016 are: Damien Chazelle for La La Land; Garth Davis for Lion; Barry Jenkins for Moonlight; Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea; and Denis...

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

At a Gotham Independent Film Awards overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump, Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” shined brightest.

A celebrated film about a boy growing up gay, black and poor in Miami, “Moonlight,” virtually swept the night, taking best feature, best...

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

James Laxton first met Barry Jenkins at Florida State University film school. “I shot Barry’s last two student films,” recalled Laxton. “We just got along. Our friendship dates back to 2001 or so. There’s a lot of trust in our relationship.”

That trust extended to their professional...

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

"Moonlight " is as wistful a film as its title might suggest. Director Barry Jenkins, in only his second feature, has created a singularly powerful and masterfully restrained work of art about a young man's coming of age in South Florida told in three different stages - child, teenager and young...

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

The three Chirons of Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight' are sitting around a table, examining each other's eyes.

Trevante Rhodes, 26, Ashton Sanders, 20, and Alex R. Hibbert 12, play the same character across three distant chapters in his life, growing up black, gay and confused with his drug...

Friday, Sep. 9, 2016

The shimmering glow of Barry Jenkin's "Moonlight," a poetic coming-of-age tale told across three chapters about a young gay black kid growing up in a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood of Miami, has lit up this year's fall film festival circuit like no other film.

Following its much-lauded...