Moonlights director Barry Jenkins saying why Northwest Film Forum and indie films are important.
Moonlight's director Barry Jenkins saying why Northwest Film Forum and indie films are important. Northwest Film Forum

A note from the executive director of Northwest Film Forum, Courtney Sheehan, concerning Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar's best picture Moonlight:

Barry Jenkins first visited Northwest Film Forum in February 2009 to present his debut feature Medicine for Melancholy. Charles Mudede called it a masterpiece and “the most important film by a black American director since To Sleep with Anger.” On the precipice of a new decade in December 2009, NWFF's program director at the time, Adam Sekuler, named Barry Jenkins one of ten filmmakers to watch in 2010-2020. We’re going to go ahead and extend that call to the next decade. Barry Jenkins directed a one shot film commissioned by Northwest Film Forum. It's available to watch on Fandor.

Watch that Q&A here: