If Beale Street Could Talk

Still from If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins, 2018

Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk.

In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.

“A mesmerising and wholly immersive experience from a filmmaker whose love of the medium of cinema – and fierce compassion for Baldwin’s finely drawn characters – shines through every frame” ★★★★★ – The Guardian

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