If Beale Street Could Talk

Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Stephen James, KiKi Layne, Regina King
Duration: 119 min


Adapted from James Baldwin’s powerful novel by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk is a lyrical celebration of love, both familial and romantic, told through the prism of a young African-American couple’s struggle for justice in 1970s Harlem. At the centre of the story is Tish, a newly engaged woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term.

Jenkins’ elegant third feature sings with soulful performances from a largely unknown cast, and paints a wonderful portrait of New York against a backdrop of social change and injustice. It’s a dreamy, sometimes heartbreaking tale of love against impossible odds, and a timely reminder that compassion can be a force of nature.



8.2/10 16 ratings.

General admission screenings

Sat 16th Feb
21.30
Sun 17th Feb
19.30
Mon 18th Feb
12.00
Tue 19th Feb
21.10
Wed 20th Feb
20.50

Club and Group screenings

Thu 21st Feb 12.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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