If Beale Street Could Talk


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“Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins dropped another amazingly Black film that is destined to become one of our most talked about classics. “If Beale Street Could Talk” takes place in early 1970s Harlem. Daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect, and trust that connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. 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. Throughout the film, Tish tries desperately to free Fonny before the birth of their first child. It’s a film about love and resilience and it’s shot beautifully. 

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