If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk
Certificate15
Year2018
GenreDrama, Romance
DirectorBarry Jenkins
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 59MINS
SeasonMain Programme
Closed CaptioningThe 6.20pm screening on Tue 26 Feb will feature descriptive subtitling.

Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to Moonlight is a gorgeous and graceful meditation on young love and dignity.

In 1970s Harlem, Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny’s (Stephan James) childhood friendship develops into an intoxicating and blissful love. But life is not so easy for a young black couple. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape, and the judicial system won’t acknowledge the possibility of his innocence, Tish and his family try desperately to exonerate him.

In his follow-up to the Oscar®-winning Moonlight, Jenkins brings us a beautiful, graceful, and emotionally rich adaptation of a James Baldwin novel about black lives in America, letting his images interact with the poetry of Baldwin’s language.

“This movie works as a timeless romance, a family drama, a legal thriller and a poignant social commentary. A great American novel has been turned into a great American film.” – RICHARD ROEPER, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Join Takeover, QFT’s own young programming group (for ages 15 to 18), for a special introduction to If Beale Street Could Talk on the 21st February at 6pm. A youth ambassador from the programming panel will provide insight into the meaning and context of this masterpiece.  


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