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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins: ‘I wondered if a straight person could tell this story’

Barry Jenkins, the director of the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated drama about three stages in the life of a man growing up gay in 80s Miami, visits the BFI Southbank. Joined by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who wrote the play on which the film is based, he talks to Danny Leigh about the film’s resonance in the Trump era and how his own preconceptions about gay men changed over the course of shooting.

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