Filmmaker Barry Jenkins (left) and actor/playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (right) inside the lobby of the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach. The two men grew up within blocks of each other in Liberty City, but they never met until they collaborated on the drama ‘Moonlight,’ which was inspired by their personal experiences.
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins (left) and actor/playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (right) inside the lobby of the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach. The two men grew up within blocks of each other in Liberty City, but they never met until they collaborated on the drama ‘Moonlight,’ which was inspired by their personal experiences. CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiherald.com
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins (left) and actor/playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (right) inside the lobby of the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach. The two men grew up within blocks of each other in Liberty City, but they never met until they collaborated on the drama ‘Moonlight,’ which was inspired by their personal experiences. CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiherald.com

Miami plays a starring role in the glorious ‘Moonlight’

October 21, 2016 4:00 PM