If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk 2018 USA 119 mins cert 15

7th October 2022

Academy Award-winner writer and director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) 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.

Regina King won an Oscar for her powerful portrayal of a mother putting herself on the line to keep young Black love flourishing.

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