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If Beale Street Could Talk

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There’s a dreamlike quality that wafts around If Beale Street Could Talk, writer-director Barry Jenkins follow-up to his Oscar-winning film Moonlight, and based on the novel by James Baldwin. Following the love story of Tish (Kiki Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James), childhood friends who become adult lovers, the film tracks the beginning of their relationship and it’s strain when Fonny is arrested for a rape he didn’t commit and Tish learns she’s pregnant.

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