FILM: If Beale Street Could Talk
12, 19 & 25 July
Award winner Barry Jenkins’ timeless Black love story adapted from a James Baldwin novel
As part of our Black Romance in Film season, we are thrilled to be screening the follow up Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins’, a timeless Black love story adapted from a James Baldwin novel.
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 romance that has blossomed through children threatens to derail when Tish’s partner, Fonny is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Two families are in turmoil as Tish fights to clear his name and keep their love alive. Regina King won an Oscar for her powerful portrayal of a mother putting herself on the line to keep young Black love flourishing.
Age Range: 15