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.
The light flashes in the transitions between chapters is actually an out of focus digital time-code from a camera slate. During filming the actors were sprayed with oil so their skin would shine on camera and the crew would hold the running slate against the lens to protect it from the sprays. Barry Jenkins saw the out of focus time-code on his view monitor and decided to add it to the film as the light flashes are literally showing time moving forward.
Aright. Water for me, and a little gin for you.
Teresa: Boy please. I know Juan used to give you that gin, but we ain't doing that up in here Chiron.
Teresa: You don't think my joke was funny?
Teresa: What's wrong?
Chiron: Nothing. I'm good.
Teresa: No. I done seen good, and you ain't it.
When young Chiron eats as a guest he is seen holding his fork differently than the adult Chiron in the diner at the end of the movie.
There are no opening credits.
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