R | | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
In an interview, Barry Jenkins said that the three actors who play Chiron never met during production. He wanted each of them to build their own persona of Chiron during their respective segments, with no influence from the other portrayals. The same technique was used with the actors who play Kevin.
At some point you've got to decide who wanna be.
Juan: Can't let nobody make that decision for you.
Just before Kevin and Little wrestle in the grass, Kevin's gold chain goes from under his shirt, to over, to under again.
There are no opening credits.
$1,488,740 (USA) (18 November 2016)
$27,850,912 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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