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: