Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He studied film at Florida State University. His first feature film, Medicine For Melancholy, was acquired and released by IFC Films and nominated for four Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards. Moonlight, his second feature, won countless awards, including the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (for Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney) and Best Supporting Actor (for Mahershala Ali).

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Talks

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) Talks with Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats) for the Talkhouse Podcast

By Barry Jenkins | September 7, 2017

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) Talks with Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats) for the Talkhouse Podcast

Two of the earliest contributors to Talkhouse Film sit down for a chat on the opening weekend of Hittman's new movie, Beach Rats.

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick

By Barry Jenkins | January 6, 2016

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick

An appreciation of the best show on television as Soderbergh's stewardship on it sadly comes to an end.

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

By Barry Jenkins | February 17, 2015

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Blending fantasy and reality, this soaring, star-studded success reveals a different side to the virtuosic Mexican master.

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood

By Barry Jenkins | January 30, 2015

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood

If there’s a teenage girl in your life, you would be wise to show her this film.

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman

By Barry Jenkins | October 17, 2014

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman

Blending fantasy and reality, this soaring, star-studded success reveals a different side to the virtuosic Mexican master.

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Ray McKinnon’s Rectify

By Barry Jenkins | September 9, 2014

Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) Talks Ray McKinnon’s Rectify

A piece of storytelling in the great Southern tradition, actor-writer McKinnon's show brilliantly captures the rhythms of life.