Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy:

'Moonlight' Film Gets Honest About Black Identity And Vulnerability

We sat down with actor Ashton Sanders from the upcoming film "Moonlight" to talk about some of the film's themes and his own vulnerabilities.

The hype for "Moonlight" has been growing since it debuted at the Telluride Film Festival in early September. It tells the story of Chiron during three stages of his life: childhood, young adulthood and adulthood. We spoke to Ashton Sanders, one of three actors who play Chiron, about some of the film's themes — including black identity and sexuality — and his own vulnerabilities in taking on the role.  

Featured Stories
Flowers and candles are placed outside the Reina nightclub in Istanbul.

Suspect In The Istanbul New Year's Eve Nightclub Attack Confesses

Relatives of passengers who were on the missing MH370 flight.

Relatives Of Missing MH370 Passengers Face Suspended Search Efforts

Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell in "A Night at the Roxbury."

When It Comes To Numbers For Women In Film, It Might As Well Be 1998

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Life/Culture Coverage