IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (15)

Wednesday 21st August 2019 - 7:30 pm

Dir:  Barry Jenkins, 2018, USA, 119 mins.
With Regina King, Stephan James, Dave Franco, Teyonah Parris.

5 Stars for this film from the director of the much praised Moonlight.  Based on a novel by James Baldwin it is 'a heart-stopping love story, told with a tough but tender truthfulness.'  Tish and Fonny are childhood sweethearts and the future is full of promise, but this is New York in the 70s and a grudge-bearing white cop has Fonny in his sights.  'Another mesmerising and wholly immersive experience from a film-maker whose love of the medium of cinema shines through every frame'.