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If Beale Street Could Talk – 7PM
April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
If Beale Street Could Talk
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
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Adapted and Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King and Brian Tyree Henry
Drama, 18A – mature theme, sexual content, language may offend, 117 minutes (USA)
“This movie works as a timeless romance, a family drama, a legal thriller and a poignant social commentary. A great American novel has been turned into a great American film.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
“If a powerful kick to your gut’s sense of social justice is what you’re looking for, you can’t do any better.” – Jeff Stickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“That’s pure cinema. What Baldwin does with words, Mr. Jenkins does visually.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
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. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honours the author, James Baldwin prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.
AWARDS: 87 Wins, 154 Nominations!
Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Regina King), Academy Awards, USA, 2019
Winner, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Regina King), Golden Globes, USA, 2019
Nominated Best Motion Picture (Drama)/Best Screenplay (Motion Picture), Golden Globes, USA, 2019
Nominated, Best Adapted Screenplay/Original Music, BAFTA Awards, 2019
Winner, Movie of the Year, AFI Awards, USA, 2019
Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)/Best Independent Film, African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), 2018