If Beale Street Could Talk

117min • R


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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2019
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Barry Jenkins (III)
Cast:KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, and Teyonah Parris


Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.

"An intoxicating, intimate work from a born filmmaker, "If Beale Street Could Talk" is an elegant poem of a film."
-Detroit News

"That's pure cinema. What Baldwin does with words, Mr. Jenkins does visually."
-Chicago Tribune