As the police escort Chiron out of school, he glares at Kevin. This mirrors Chiron's own odyssey to learning who he is, as he constantly struggles with trying to find some essentialism to his identity, yet consistently fails in doing so. Ashton Sanders was cast in the role of teen Chiron. The result was a screenplay that reflected the similar upbringings of Jenkins and McCraney. And we are all coming from this wounded place in our search for connection and love. The film's co-writer, Tarell Alvin McCraneyspeaks on the topic of black masculinity in the film, explaining why Chiron went to such lengths to alter his persona. The character Juan was based on the father of McCraney's brother, who was also a childhood "defender" of McCraney, as Juan was for Chiron.
After asking Juan whether he sold drugs to Paula, Chiron leaves as Juan hangs his head in shame.
The glow of “Moonlight”
Toronto International Film Festival. When his attempts to probe Chiron about his life result in silence, Kevin tells him he's had a child with an ex-girlfriend and, although the relationship ended, he is fulfilled by his role as a father. Chiron is actually portrayed at three ages by three different actors. Retrieved February 25, Without question, Cumming belongs here, at center stage, using cartomancy to solve crimes and chafing at feckless coroners.
When his attempts to probe Chiron about his life result in silence, Kevin tells him he's had a child with an ex-girlfriend and, although the relationship ended, he is fulfilled by his role as a father. Retrieved March 3, While discussing the film after its screening at the Toronto International Film FestivalJustin Chang of the Los Angeles Times described Moonlight as "achingly romantic and uncommonly wise," opining the film to be an early Oscar contender. Retrieved November 12, Retrieved October 19, Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times referred to it "as one of the most anticipated films for fall". I felt like we made a little bit of magic that day.