Alumna KiKi Layne featured in New York Times for upcoming film “If Beale Street Could Talk”

The New York Times article calls KIKI LAYNE (BFA, Acting, ’14) a “breakout star” in Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film If Beale Street Could Talk.  The film debuted recently at the Toronto International Film Festival and receives its theatrical release on 11/30/2018. Check out the films teaser trailer below.

Source: KiKi Layne, ‘Beale Street’s’ Breakout Star, Has a 4 a.m. Moment – The New York Times

Tarell McCraney’s ‘Moonlight’ Profiled in the New York Times

Writer TARELL McCRANEY (BFA, Acting, ’03) and director Barry Jenkins are profiled in the New York Times about their film Moonlight, hailed as one of the year’s best films.

“Though he’d never written a screenplay, Mr. McCraney knew this story was meant to be a movie. He named it “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” and then it sat for nearly 10 years, until a mutual friend from the Miami drama scene emailed the script to Mr. Jenkins. The friend couldn’t believe the paths of the men had not yet crossed.”

Source: From Bittersweet Childhoods to ‘Moonlight’ –