If Beale Street Could Talk (15)Cast: Regina King, KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis
Author(s): Barry Jenkins
Director: Barry Jenkins
Release Date: 08/02/2019
Running Time: 119mins
Best friends Tish Rivers and Fonny Hunt fall in love in 1970s Harlem and attempt to set up home together, only to find that most landlords won’t rent an apartment to a black couple. On their way home, Tish endures unwelcome advances from another man and Fonny angrily intervenes. A passing police officer, Bell, threatens to arrest Fonny but the owner of a nearby grocery store intervenes. Soon after, a woman accuses Fonny of rape and officer Bell’s testimony seals his fate.