Directed by Barry Jenkins


Keywords: Homophobia, sexual orientation, coming out, self-acceptance, parental relationships, racial influence, socioeconomic environment, drugs

For: adults and teens

Trigger warnings: homophobia, physical abuse, psychological abuse, verbal abuse, injection, drug use, language


A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.


Review :

An extraordinary film featuring almost unknown actors.  Winner of the 2017 oscar for best picture. A black director, featuring a black cast, that confronts the acceptance of homosexuality in black culture – interiorized and taught homophobia. A movie that is sometimes difficult, with psychological abuse, but that is heartbreakingly beautiful. A director that uses colours to talk about emotions, a soundtrack that transports us to Miami and unmatched acting. Don’t keep the tissues far!