In early 1970s Harlem, 19 year old Tish (KiKi Layne) and her artist fiancé Fonny (Stephan James) dream of their future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. As he awaits trial, Tish tries desperately to get him released while her mother (a heart breaking performance by Regina King) must decide how far she will go to secure her daughter’s future. Based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk honours the author’s prescient words.
The follow up to his ground breaking, Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight, Barry Jenkins returns with this timeless love story, rich with stunning imagery and emotional performances.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach.
Running time: 1 hour 59 minutes