Barry Jenkins

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Barry Jenkins

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Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins, Academy Award-winning director, was born and raised in Miami, Fla. A Florida State University graduate, Jenkins’s feature film debut, “Medicine for Melancholy,” was hailed as one of the best films of 2009 by The New York Times and received several Independent Spirit and Gotham Award nominations. Jenkins, along with playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, received an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for his second feature, “Moonlight,” which won best picture at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes (Drama). Jenkins directed an episode in the first season of the Netflix original series “Dear White People” and upcoming projects include an adaptation of National Book Award winner Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” for Amazon, both of which he will pen and direct. Jenkins, who currently resides in Los Angeles, is a curator at the Telluride Film Festival and a United States Artists Smith Fellow.