If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk is an adaptation of a novel written by legendary author and civil rights activist James Baldwin and is set in 1970s Harlem.
The film tells the struggle of a young black woman named Tish who tirelessly fights to get justice for her imprisoned fiancé Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt who has been falsely accused of raping a white woman. While Fonny is in jail, Tish discovers she is pregnant and with the support of her family, gets an attorney in the attempt to get Fonny released.
'Barry Jenkins’s languorous follow-up to Moonlight is a lovingly observed story of two young people who come together in a hazy 1970s New York, before being torn apart by rough justice.' Nick Pinkerton, Sight & Sound
'The film is full of passion, delivered with such precise, balletic precision and is absolutely a thing of absolute beauty. With its serious subject matter and resonating political and social message, you’d be hard pressed to find anything else like it in cinemas this year. An absolutely perfect piece of art.' Paul Heath, The Hollywood News
Voted One of Sight and Sound's Best Films of 2018