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.
During an interview, director Barry Jenkins mentioned that the idea of using the song Every N----r Is A Star by Boris Gardiner came from a sample from Kendrick Lamar's album To Pimp A Butterfly which starts with a sample of the original song.
Why'd you call me?
Black: Why did you call me?
Kevin: I told you, this dude came in, he played this song.
When Juan drops off Little at his home, modern CDs are shown in the car.
There are no opening credits.
$1,488,740 (USA) (18 November 2016)
$27,850,912 (USA) (28 April 2017)