Cast of Oscar worthy film ‘Moonlight’ join WGN Morning News

With Oscar season right around the corner, a film that's getting a lot of attention is the very touching "Moonlight."

This morning director Barry Jenkins and cast members Naomie Harris, Andre Holland and DePaul alum and Steppenwolf Ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney joined us.

"Moonlight" is a story that was written initially as a play, and has been adapted to the big screen.

The story follows the difficult coming of age journey of a young African-American boy as he deals with family trouble, bullying and struggles with his sexual identity in his drug infested Miami neighborhood.

Jenkins talked about the praise this movie is getting not just from the film community but people all over.

"Its humbling for me," he said. "When you make something you expect your family and closest friends to see it, anything beyond that is gravy. Its been a really humbling and fulfilling feeling to have so many different people engaging with the film."

"Moonlight" opens Friday at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema and Lakeview and AMC River East 21 in downtown.