If Beal Street Could Talk – powerful trailer for Oscar Winning Director Barry Jenkins New Film

Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins has shared the trailer for his new film ‘If Beale Street Could Talk‘.

Based on the 1974 novel of the same name by the much revered African American author and political activist James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is a love story set in Harlem in the early ’70s.

The tale follows a young black couple Clementine “Tish” Rivers and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt who are happy and in love until their world is turned upside down when Alonzo is accused of rape.

Stephan James (Shots Fired) stars as Alonzo, and newcomer Kiki Layne stars as Clementine. Regina King (Seven Seconds, Southland) also stars alongside Teyonnah Parris (ChiRaq; Survivors Remorse) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta; Widows).

Barry Jenkins adapted the screenplay and directs. This is Barry’s first offering since winning big at the 2017 Oscars for the breathtaking film Moonlight – (Best Film, Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali, Best Adapted Screenplay). Jenkins released the trailer today August 2nd which would have been James Baldwin’s birthday…


If Beal Street Could Talk will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and is set to be released November 30th, 2018 by Annapurna Pictures.

If Beal Street Could Talk

Director: Barry Jenkins

Writer(s): Barry Jenkins | James Baldwin

Cast: Stephan James, Kiki Layne, Regina King, Brian Tyree Henry, TeyonnahParris, Colman Domingo,  Ed Skrein

Release Date: 30th November 2018

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