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Seniors’ Paid Matinee: If Beale Street Could Talk

+ intro by Kunle Olulode, Director Voice4Change

Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to Moonlight is a gorgeous and graceful meditation on young love and dignity.

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USA 2018
Dir Barry Jenkins
With KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry
Certificate 15
An Entertainment One release

In 1980s Harlem, Tish (Layne) and Fonny’s (James) childhood friendship develops into an intoxicating and blissful love. But life is not so easy for a young black couple. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape, and the judicial system won’t acknowledge the possibility of his innocence, Tish and his family try desperately to exonerate him. In his follow-up to the Oscar®-winning Moonlight, Jenkins brings us a beautiful, graceful, and emotionally rich adaptation of a James Baldwin novel about black lives in America, letting his images interact with the poetry of Baldwin’s language.

Anna Bogutskaya, Events Programmer

Audio description and hearing-impaired subtitles available for this screening.

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