If Beale Street Could Talk


San Carlos Institute Sat, Nov 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Q & A:Conversation Before the Film


Hi Miami-Set "Moonlight" won five Oscars -- including Best Picture -- and put Florida native Barry Jenkins on a much higher-profile path than he had ever known after years of struggling to make his independent features. Now, he's stepping up his game even higher, with an acclaimed adaptation of James Baldwin's 1974 novel "If Beale Street Could Talk." The tragic love story stars newcomers KiKi Layne and Stephen James as childhood friends whose adult romance is severely tested by a false rape allegation. As ever, Jenkins crafts scenes of fervent intimacy with a rare sensitivity that pierces the soul.

Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times will present the film and will be joined in a discussion by Emily Yoshida of New York Magazine/Vulture.com.