Academy Award winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) adapts James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel in If Beale Street Could Talk, a love story set in 1970s New York. Friends since childhood, Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) fall in love and are soon expecting their first child. But their plans for the future are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Relying on familial and inner strength, Tish and Fonny must fortify themselves against a world intent on tearing them apart.
Breathing new life into Baldwin’s brilliant narrative of black America, Jenkins delivers a beautifully crafted feast for the eyes, ears and heart with this quietly powerful masterpiece, which is nominated for 3 Academy Awards.
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If Beale Street Could Talk is in cinemas February 14, 2019