If Beale Street Could Talk

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  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

If Beale Street Could Talk (15) 119mins

Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Regina King) and nominated for 2 BAFTAs including Best Screenplay (Adapted).

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.

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. 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 honours 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.

Directed by Barry Jenkins (Monlight) and starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris and Michael Beach.

‘elegant and searing film-making’  **** The Times

‘great-looking, heartfelt and deeply intelligent’ **** Guardian

 

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Rye

If Beale Street Could Talk (15) 119mins

Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Regina King) and nominated for 2 BAFTAs including Best Screenplay (Adapted).

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.

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. 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 honours 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.

Directed by Barry Jenkins (Monlight) and starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris and Michael Beach.

‘elegant and searing film-making’  **** The Times

‘great-looking, heartfelt and deeply intelligent’ **** Guardian

 

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Bermondsey

If Beale Street Could Talk (15) 119mins

Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Regina King) and nominated for 2 BAFTAs including Best Screenplay (Adapted).

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.

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. 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 honours 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.

Directed by Barry Jenkins (Monlight) and starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris and Michael Beach.

‘elegant and searing film-making’  **** The Times

‘great-looking, heartfelt and deeply intelligent’ **** Guardian

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER


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