If Beale Street Could Talk
Director: 
Barry Jenkins
Year: 
2018
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
119 mins
Cast: 
KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

Based on James Baldwin's novel, Tish races against the clock to prove her fiance's innocence while carrying their first child to term. A celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, trying to bring about justice through love and the promise of the American dream. 

"In the movies, love is cheap. It’s everywhere and nowhere, too often reduced to a formula or a reward. 'Beale Street' knows better. It restores to love, romantic and familial, its sanctity—an ambition that makes it one of the most distinctive love stories in recent memory." - Slate

"If proof were needed that Barry Jenkins’s directing achievement was far from a one-off, it pulses and dances through every sequence of his follow-up, 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' in all its gorgeous romantic melancholy and sublimated outrage." - The Telegraph

"'If Beale Street Could Talk' is a rich, tender and poetic film as much about love as it is about injustice." - CineVue

"Weaving together the past and the present, masterful interpretations of Baldwin’s incredible prose, gorgeous visuals, and a sweeping score, 'If Beale Street Could Talk' draws audiences into its overwhelming mix of emotions all at once." - Consequence of Sound

"Barry Jenkins has created a film both tender and tough, with a time, a place, and a story to lose oneself in. Sublime in its depiction of an emotional connection and subtle in its layers of systematic oppression, 'Beale Street' is a major work from a filmmaker whose gifts are clearly boundless." - The Film Stage