Moonlight (2016) (Mild Spoilers)

cyy-htkvqaadir8Written by: Barry Jenkins, based on “In Midnight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

At around age nine, growing up in Miami in the 1980s, Chiron (pronounced Shy-rone, not like the mythological centaur) has already learned to take care of himself. His mother (Naomie Harris) is sinking into the quagmire of addiction, and he is relentlessly tormented by bullies, who have already labeled him a “faggot.” He’s too quiet, too sensitive, too gentle — and he’s on the fringes of exploring the fact that he’s gay. In his struggle for self-preservation, Chiron camouflages himself in silence.

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That Night by Chevy Stevens




Kindle Edition, 384 pages

Published: June 17, 2014 by St. Martin’s Press (1st published June 14, 2014)
Setting: Vancouver Island, British Columbia


In high school Toni Murphy becomes the target of relentless bullying. Shauna and her tribe of mean girls keep Toni watching over her shoulder, wondering where they’ll strike next. Everything — from going to work to attending a school dance — are fraught with anxiety. Bullies make ones world much smaller.

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Disconnect (2012)

dWritten by: Andrew Stern

Directed by: Henry-Alex Rubin

Many years ago, I was a young mother with a spirited four-year-old and a newborn son. My husband and I had recently discovered the “Information Superhighway.” Equipped with the noisy dial-up connection that was then the height of technology, we ventured into cyberspace.

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