Published on September 21st, 2018 | by Damien Straker
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – Official Trailer
Director: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Featuring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James (Selma), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men), Regina King (The Leftovers), Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead), Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
Release Date: the 7th of March 2019
Following his Best Picture Academy Award® winner Moonlight, writer/director Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, a love story set in 1970s Harlem, New York. After her fiancé Fonny (Stephan James) is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, 19-year-old Tish (newcomer Kiki Layne) and her family struggle against a corrupt justice system in this powerful, brilliantly crafted drama.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK had its World Premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was Runner-Up for the People’s Choice Award.
★★★★ – The Guardian
“Breathtaking” – The Wrap
“Sublime” – The Playlist
“A stirring, absorbing experience” – Screen Daily
“Bold, bluesy and beautiful” – The Hollywood Reporter