If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
  • UK release: 18 January 2019

Tish (Layne) and Fonny (James) are friends since childhood who grow up to realise that they’re soulmates, but then Fonny gets arrested and charged with rape. Jenkins’s follow-up to Moonlight is an enchanting, heartbreaking love story, adapted from James Baldwin’s novel. A great film with anger in its tender heart.

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Performance times

Bishop Auckland Town Hall (0.0 miles)

Market Place, Bishop Auckland, England, DL14 7NP
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Thu 1 Aug

  • 19:30

Nerve Centre, Derry/Londonderry (0.0 miles)

7–8 Magazine Street, Derry/Londonderry, County Londonderry, BT48 6HJ
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Mon 22 Jul

  • 19:00

Scott Cinema Bristol (0.0 miles)

51 Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park, Bristol, BS9 4HN
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Thu 5 Mar

The Stockport Plaza (0.0 miles)

The Mersey Square, Stockport, England, SK1 1SP
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Fri 26 Jul

  • 11:00

Turnpike Centre, Leigh (0.0 miles)

Civic Square, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1EB
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Fri 27 Sep

£3–£5

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt.

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Reviews & features

Barry Jenkins on If Beale Street Could Talk: 'It's like I had a contract with myself. This was the best thing to do'

5 Feb 2019

Oscar-winning director discusses his critically acclaimed adaptation of James Baldwin's novel

'It still surprises me that we've ended up at this place,' remarks Barry Jenkins. The Oscar-winning director of Moonlight is back with his new film, a perfectly-judged adaptation of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk. But when he first sat down…

If Beale Street Could Talk

11 Sep 20184 stars

TIFF 2018: Heartbreaking and gorgeously crafted love story from Moonlight's Barry Jenkins

Writer-director Barry Jenkins follows his Best Picture Oscar-winner Moonlight with a gorgeously crafted heartbreak of a love story. His screen version of James Baldwin's 1974 novel confirms his reputation as a hopeless romantic and an exceptional…

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