If Beale Street Could Talk (15)                                           

02/07/2019 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
ST13 6AD.
01538 386112

(l to r.) Teyonah Parris as Ernestine, KiKi Layne as Tish, and Regina King as Sharon star in Barry Jenkins' IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, an Annapurna Pictures release.

Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his ground-breaking, Oscar Best Picture-winning Moonlight is an exquisite adaptation of James Baldwin’s account of love, injustice and racism in 1970’s Harlem. Newly pregnant Tish races against the clock to prove the innocence of her lover Fonny, when he is falsely accused of a crime. Like Moonlight, it’s emotionally devastating, almost overwhelmingly so. Jenkins creates a feeling of lived experience, not merely telling a love story but viscerally elucidating the emotional costs of survival as a black person in America in a way that feels true to Baldwin’s bitter wisdom. It’s a dazzling, searing, courageous film, that contains and offers multitudes; Jenkins adding to the pantheon of black cinema with something celebratory – a lyrical story of joy, of community and love – even as he documents pain. Unmissable.

USA 2018  117 mins    Dir:  Barry Jenkin


Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.


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