If Beale Street Could Talk

Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Regina King, Stephen James, KiKi Layne
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
Sun 17th Feb
Mon 18th Feb
15.25 20.40
Wed 20th Feb
15.25 20.40
Thu 21st Feb
15.25 20.40

Club and Group screenings

Tue 19th Feb 15.25 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.
Tue 19th Feb 20.40 Subtitled: This show is in the original language and will have English subtitles

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