If Beale Street Could Talk

New York Times Critics' Pick
119 mins.
Directed by Barry Jenkins
R
2018

Nominated for 3 Oscars: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Regina King), Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Based on the novel by James Baldwin, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term.

It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.

Directed by Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT, MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY).


"This romantically swoony vision of the beloved seems like a reverie from a bohemian fantasy, the kind once pursued by hungry young strivers in Paris and the old Greenwich Village. Except that Fonny and Tish are loving while black, an existential truth that is turned into a nightmare." Manohla Dargis. A New York Times Critic's Pick!