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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018-12-14)

Distributor: Annapurna
Director: Barry Jenkins
Principal Cast: Colman Domingo, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Ed Skrein, Katariina Unt, Michael Beach, Regina King, Stephan James, Teyonah Parris
Writers: Barry Jenkins
Producers: Adele Romanski, Barry Jenkins, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Megan Ellison, Sara Murphy

About If Beale Street Could Talk

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 her 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.