WHO’S IN IT?
KiKi Layne (film debut), Stephen James (Selma), Regina King (Jerry Maguire), Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq), Colman Domingo (Assassination Nation), Brian Tyree Henry (Widows), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Emily Rios (Down For Life), Michael Beach (Aquaman), Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Ebony Obsidian (The Vixens), Dominique Thorne (film debut), Finn Wittrock (The Big Short), Diego Luna (Milk), Pedro Pascal (The Equalizer 2), Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist), Milanni Mines (film debut), Ethan Barrett (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), director, writer, producer; Megan Ellison (Her), Dede Gardner (The Lost City of Z), Jeremy Kleiner (12 Years A Slave), Sara Murphy (Person to Person) and Adele Romanski (Black Rock), producers; Nicholas Britell (Vice), composer; James Laxton (Medicine for Melancholy), cinematographer; Joi McMillon (The Other Side of Silence) and Nat Sanders (Short Term 12), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In early 1970s New York, young African-American couple Tish (Layne) and Fonny (James) find their love for each other tested when he is falsely imprisoned after being accused of rape. When she learns that she is pregnant, Tish and her family must try and prove his innocence before the child is born…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Barry Jenkins follows up his Oscar-winning classic Moonlight with an extremely romantic story as adapted from James Baldwin’s book of the same name, making it the perfect romantic movie to go and see with your other half for Valentine’s Day.