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Moonlight TIFF

'Moonlight' Star Says Film's 'Vulnerable' Characters Resonate: 'They're Black, Brown, Queer'

The intense coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” was one of the breakout films of the fall festival circuit.

Director-writer Barry Jenkins, playwright Tarell McCraney, and stars Andre Holland, Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Naomie Harris visited the Variety Studio presented by airbnb to discuss their movie, which played at the Toronto Film Festival.

“I find myself attracted to characters that are vulnerable in some way and I feel like all the characters in this piece are vulnerable: They’re black and brown, queer,” Holland said. “It just touches on so many things. It really resonates with me.”

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