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If Beale Street Could Talk

What's it about?

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

Why do we love it?

The story is heartbreaking, tragic, and cruel but it presents it with such care and attention to the small intimate details that searches desperately for the light at the end of the tunnel.

Who's in it?

KiKi Layne - Tish Rivers

Stephan James - Alonzo "Fonny" Hunt

Regina King - Sharon Rivers

Who made it?

Barry Jenkins - Director & Writer (Screenplay)

James Baldwin - Writer (Novel)

Where can I watch it?

Find out where you stream, rent or buy If Beale Street Could Talk at JustWatch.


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