Directed By Barry Jenkins
If Beale Street Could Talk was released in theaters on January 19, 2019. Based on the novel written by James Baldwin with the same name, the movie tells a story of a 1970s Harlem romance. The two main characters, Tish and Fonny are in love and have dreams of building a life together until Tish gets pregnant and Fonny is convicted of a rape he did not commit.
The compelling performance of Regina King who plays the role of Tish’s mother, Sharon, already has received critical acclaim and recognition, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. King demonstrates her growth as an accomplished actor and ascension to higher ground in the industry. Writer and director Barry Jenkins no doubt is in line to emerge as an iconic voice in all that he touches. For now, so glad he excels in demonstrating the passion and resiliency of black love in his works. The movie is a must see. Bravo to all.