Barry Jenkins, Indie Movie Director and Miami Native, Returns Home to Shoot Chlorophyl
Haven't heard of Barry Jenkins? You will, soon enough.
The indie movie director's latest film, Chlorophyl, opens this weekend at Miami's very own seventh annual Borscht Film Festival. His first feature film Medicine for Melancholy was called one of the best flicks of 2009 by the New York Times. And he's working on at least two multi-million dollar projects for some of the biggest studios in Hollywood.
But Jenkins's own life reads like a movie script. Check out this week's feature -- up online tomorrow afternoon -- to read about how the former Northwestern star football player rose from a Liberty City housing project to become one of America's top young filmmakers. Plus a teaser for Chlorophyl after the jump.
Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.
Get the Weekly Newsletter
Our weekly feature stories, movie reviews, calendar picks and more - minus the newsprint and sent directly to your inbox.
- Court Rules Michael Pizzi Should Be Reinstated as Mayor of Miami Lakes
- 305 Is One of the Most In-Demand Area Codes in the Country
- DJ Laz Won't Face Criminal Charges Over Deadly Nixon Sandbar Boat Accident