ROG'S VIEWPOINT - The enlightening story of African American male Chiron told in three parts: as a child (Alex Hibbert), teen (Ashton Sanders) and adult (Trevante Rhodes). Director Barry Jenkins takes his time letting this
life slowly unfold, but pulls no punches when it comes to revealing abuse, drug usage and relationships. The slow pacing allows for time to revel in amazing performances from the entire cast. Mahershala Ali, as a drug dealer who becomes a father figure to young Chiron, and Naomie Harris, as his abusive mother, are both outstanding. But it's the three actors portraying Chiron who make this radiant drama worth seeing. ****

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