Barry Jenkins


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You don't assume a boy who grew up how and where we did would grow up and make a piece of art that wins an Academy Award. I placed those limitations on myself. I denied myself that dream. Not you, not anyone else –
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Mar 01 2017 Oscars 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Barry Jenkins is associated, including America, McCraney, and film. Most recently, Barry Jenkins has been quoted saying: “To anyone watching this who sees themselves in us, let this be a symbol, a reflection that leads you to love yourself. Because doing so may be the difference between dreaming at all and, somehow through the Academy's grace, realizing dreams you never allowed yourself to have.” in the article The speech Barry Jenkins of 'Moonlight' meant to give offers a crucial career lesson.
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When I made this film, I thought five people would watch

No matter who wins the election, I think my duty as an American filmmaker will be to give voice to whatever shift in the climate takes place as a result of that

I think our story, for its specificity of character and place, is giving voice to a world and a certain kind of person that normally is

There is a candidate running for president right now who probably doesn't know anybody like the people he disparages quite

When I read Tarell's (McCraney) piece it grabbed me in such a way that I thought it would be cowardly to not make it. To be moved, so moved by something, and as someone who's a visual storyteller, to not create… at least attempt to create a story out of it would have been, I think, a cowardly act. So, again, I'm happy that the movie is getting the attention it is but at first it was about doing justice to the

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