Cinema Capitol will present the drama IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK from Friday, February 8-Thursday, February 14.
Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, whose 2016 movie MOONLIGHT was awarded “Best Picture,” IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is based upon James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. The movie stars KiKi Layne as Tish, a 19-year-old woman living in 1970s Harlem. Tish is in love with a young sculptor named Fonny (Stephan James), and is also pregnant with his child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. The movie also stars Regina King, Teyonah Parris, and Colman Domingo.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK received numerous accolades and nominations, including winning “Best Supporting Actress” for King at the 76TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, and earning nominations for “Best Supporting Actress” (King), “Best Adapted Screenplay,” and “Best Original Score” at the 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS. The movie holds a 95% rating on ROTTEN TOMATOES.
The CHICAGO READER writes “James Laxton’s cinematography is even more richly hued than his work on Jenkins’s MOONLIGHT, and the sound design and Nicholas Britell’s score add to the movie’s brimming sensory pleasures.” The DETROIT NEWS also writes that it is “an elegant poem of a film.”