If Beale Street Could Talk Movie

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If Beale Street Could Talk


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2018 | R | Drama Adaptation

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through ... full plot below

U.S. Release Date

If Beale Street Could Talk release date was Friday, December 14, 2018. This was a Limited in theaters release.

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February 2019

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Directed by

Barry Jenkins

Screenwriter

Barry Jenkins

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Rating MPAA

R for language and some sexual content

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Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

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  • Based on the 1974 novel by James Baldwin.

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