Right Here, Right Now: The 2016 Catch-Up Edition

No rest for the weary as the end of the Chicago International Film Festival signals a time to catch up on the numerous films that have made their way to theaters during the fest’s two week run.

Currently screening at numerous Chicago locations following its CIFF bow earlier last week is Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (Highly Recommended). Overheard at a CIFF screening as the “black, gay Boyhood”, the reductive byline offers a fleeting sense of the startling permanence of Jenkins’ work. Like with Linklater’s film, the cumulative details figure into the Moonlight’s indelible powers, inspiring some of the most richly composed imagery you’ll find in contemporary American cinema. 

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