Published on September 21st, 2018 | by Damien Straker


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

About the Author'

is a freelance writer and film critic. He studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with an Arts Honours degree in Film Studies. He is a pop culture aficionado and enjoys talking about all films, 90s TV shows, ninjas and watching Rugby League. His favourite film directors are Alfonso Cuarón, Clint Eastwood and Alexander Payne.

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