In contrast to Imperial Dreams, which offers an accurate but “seen before” angle of inner city life, Moonlight shows us the struggle of inner city people while also shedding light on an oft neglected angle of that society. But Moonlight is more than about being gay in a society where that is oft shunned—it is the story of identity, change, and the struggle against societal norms and expectations. All of this is discussed with new and exciting visual flare, real and grounded dialogue, and natural, emotive acting, making Moonlight an unmissable cinematic experience.