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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018, KiKi Layne, Stephan James)



Following his Best Picture Academy Award® winner Moonlight, writer/director Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, a love story set in 1970s Harlem, New York. After her fiancé is framed for a crime, a young woman struggles against a corrupt justice system to prove his innocence in this brilliantly crafted drama.

— Best Motion Picture – Drama
— Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Regina King)
— Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

★★★ ‘Achingly beautiful’ – The Guardian
★★★★ ‘A haunting, gorgeous film’ – Vox
‘Bold, bluesy and beautiful’ – The Hollywood Reporter
‘A stirring, absorbing experience’ – Screen Daily
‘A masterful poetic romance’ – IndieWire
‘A triumph’ – Vanity Fair

production details
USA | 117 minutes | 2018

Writer and Director: Barry Jenkins
Novel: James Baldwin

KiKi Layne as Clementine ‘Tish’ Rivers
Stephan James as Alonzo ‘Fonny’ Hunt
Regina King as Sharon Rivers
Colman Domingo as Joseph Rivers
Teyonah Parris as Ernestine Rivers
Michael Beach as Frank Hunt
Aunjanue Ellis as Mrs. Hunt
Ebony Obsidian as Adrienne Hunt
Dominique Thorne as Sheila Hunt
Diego Luna as Pedrocito
Finn Wittrock as Hayward
Ed Skrein as Officer Bell
Emily Rios as Victoria Rogers
Pedro Pascal as Pietro Alvarez
Brian Tyree Henry as Daniel Carty
Dave Franco as Levy
Bobby Conte Thornton as Italian Punk
Marcia Jean Kurtz as Italian Lady