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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

classified 15 PS

Film

Sat 21 Dec 14:50, 20:10

Director:
Barry Jenkins
Cast:
KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
Duration:
119 mins, Partially Subtitled, 2018, USA
Primary language:
English | Spanish

Barry Jenkins follows up his Oscar®-winning Moonlight with this beautiful romance based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name.

In 1970s Harlem, newly pregnant Tish (KiKi Layne) races against the clock to prove the innocence of her lover Fonny (Stephan James) when he is falsely accused of rape. As he awaits trial, Tish desperately tries to find justice while her mother (a heartbreaking performance by Regina King, who deservedly scooped a Golden Globe and an Oscar® for her performance) must decide how far she will go to secure her daughter's future.

A ravishing, gorgeous film of great beauty (the production design, graceful cinematography and haunting score are all outstanding), this is an exquisite look at black dignity and, more importantly, a celebration of love: love between partners, love for children, love for family and friends. Tish and Fonny's story ultimately insists that even a world of corruption, prejudice and unfairness, love and dignity might - just might - prevail.


AD
Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
PS
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
CTBA
Certificate to be announced