IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

| 2018 | 119 mins. | | ,
Directed by Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT)

Friday February 08, 2019


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT)
Based on the book by James Baldwin

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk (based on James Baldwin’s novel) 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.

"If Beale Street Could Talk is at once a tribute to love and a call for its defense against racist hatred, all told in an artfully composed tragedy." - NPR

"Barry Jenkins creates one of the year's 10 best films by celebrating black love and a human connection that can raise you up and move you to tears." - Rolling Stone

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