Black-Led Films

11.28.18

Barry Jenkins, Stephan James & KiKi Layne Discuss "If Beale Street Could Talk"

From director Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") comes "If Beale Street Could Talk" which is a timeless and moving love story set in the early-1970s Harlem that follows a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace. A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) 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). 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.

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