If Beale Street Could Talk trailer & poster from Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins
Annapurna Pictures has revealed the first full trailer and poster for If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest from Oscar-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). Check out the If Beale Street Could Talk trailer below, along with the poster in the gallery!
Based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name and 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 honors the author’s 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.
The film, which is produced by Plan B Entertainment and Pastel Productions and distributed by Annapurna Pictures, stars KiKi Layne in the lead role of Tish, as well as Stephan James (Race) as her fiancee Fonny, Regina King (Seven Seconds) as Tish’s mother and Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) as Mr. Rivers, as well as Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Michael Beach (The 100), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Emily Rios (The Bridge).
Critically-acclaimed after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, If Beale Street Could Talk opens in theaters on November 30.