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.
Films by Wong Kar-Wai were a big influence on Barry Jenkins and the production of the film, particularly the film Happy Together (1997) which also features a gay couple as the main characters, just like this film.
Who is you, Chiron?
Chiron: I'm me man. I ain't trying to be nothing else.
When Chiron dreams about Kevin after their phone call, they have not seen each other since high school and yet Kevin is portrayed as an adult. Chiron would not know what adult Kevin looks like.
There are no opening credits.
$1,488,740 (USA) (18 November 2016)
$27,850,912 (USA) (28 April 2017)