When:
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 7:15p -
9:30p

Where:
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Admission:
$13.25

Categories:
Date Idea, Film, Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
http://www.coolidge.org/films/if-beale-street-could-talk

Join us for a special post-screening discussion on James Baldwin with Quentin Miller, Baldwin scholar and chair of the English Department at Suffolk University.

1hr 59mins // directed by: Barry Jenkins // featuring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

Academy Award-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins’ first film since the Best Picture Oscar- winning Moonlight is If Beale Street Could Talk, his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel — the first English-language feature film based on the work of the author, to whom the movie is dedicated.

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 she 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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