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Barry Jenkins

American,  Director
Total Quotes : 26
Popcorn Been Festival

I've worked at this film festival in Telluride called the Telluride Film Festival. Been there since 2002. I used to make popcorn. I was an usher. Cleaned toilets, everything. Grew up there as a kid.

- Barry Jenkins

Humble Always Blank

As a writer, a blank page will humble the hell out of you. It always does, and it always will.

- Barry Jenkins

Privileged Lot Very

Filmmaking is a very privileged art form. It costs a lot of money to make these things.

- Barry Jenkins

Been Queer Placed

'Moonlight' is a story that hasn't been told. Whether placed as queer black cinema or urban male cinema, the lack of coming-of-age films featuring people like Chiron and set in places like inner-city Miami is pronounced and unfortunate.

- Barry Jenkins

Love Very 365 Days

I love production. I could do it 365 days a year. Post is different. It's just too slow, and everything is very finite.

- Barry Jenkins

Alone Month Would

A month alone would make me so happy. Not good for my dating prospects.

- Barry Jenkins

Week Moonlight Rooms

Because I'm so in the eye of the hurricane, I don't have a really good perception of what's happening. I'm in a room talking to people, and that's all I know. But sometimes I go out of these rooms - I live in L.A., and every now and then, maybe twice a week, I'll be somewhere, and someone will say, 'Hey, are you the guy that made Moonlight?'

- Barry Jenkins

Kid Through Vocal

Growing up, I wasn't the most vocal kid in the world. I feel like I learned through observation, and usually, when you're watching things, you're not speaking. That sort of metastasized in a way that I began to participate less and less in the world.

- Barry Jenkins

Nature Over Very

I'm very much a person of nurture over nature. When the world is not nurturing, it can really change a man.

- Barry Jenkins

Art Politics Itself

Art is inherently political. Even trying to make a film that has nothing to do with politics is, in and of itself, a political act.

- Barry Jenkins

Nature Awards

I'm process-orientated. Awards, by their nature, are results-orientated.

- Barry Jenkins

Think I Think Lives

I think it's really important to remind, reinforce people that their lives have value, you know? That their lives have worth.

- Barry Jenkins

Always Other Been

I grew up really poor and have always been the type of person who will work earlier or work harder or more than the other person to even the playing field.

- Barry Jenkins

Next Moonlight Movie

'Moonlight' changed me. To see people so moved by this movie inspires me to find something else to offer. And maybe the next one touches only five people or maybe just one person. To me, you know, that would still be worth it.

- Barry Jenkins

Voice Want Characters

As a filmmaker, I really want to utilize the tools to carry the voice - my voice, and the voice of the characters.

- Barry Jenkins

Think I Think Everybody

I think everybody can identify, you know, with this sort of struggle to decide for yourself who you are, you know, and what your place in life is.

- Barry Jenkins

Movie About Part

How did I feel as a guy who was making a movie about a single mom who's a crackhead? That - I was scared. I mean, it was scary. But part of that's because it was so personal and real to me.

- Barry Jenkins

Think Through I Think

It's interesting because I think class is a heavy, heavy part of 'Moonlight,' and I think, in a certain way, through the sum of all these parts, it's become a commentary on the black experience in America.

- Barry Jenkins

I Think Hollywood People

There's nothing in Hollywood that's inherently detrimental to good art. I think that's a fallacy that we've created because we frame the work that way too overtly. 'This is Hollywood.' 'This isn't Hollywood.' It's like, 'No, this is actually all Hollywood.' People are just framing them differently.

- Barry Jenkins

Down Cut Grows

My first job was cutting grass. In Miami, this grass grows everywhere. You just get the lawn mower out, walk down the neighborhood, cut grass.

- Barry Jenkins