- Directed by: Barry Jenkins
- Cast: Stephan James, KiKi Layne
- Year: 2019
- Duration: 119min
- Certificate: 15
- Type: Film
MOONLIGHT director Barry Jenkins returns with this achingly beautiful James Baldwin adaptation about young lovers struggling against the unjust circumstances threatening to keep them apart. Set in early-1970s Harlem, while the themes of Beale Street are urgent and often tragic, the film is also suffused with warmth, capturing both its characters' suffering and their joy. A fitting tribute to Baldwin and a striking reminder of Jenkins's unique talent, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is a stirring, soulful portrait of black love and resilience.
"Barry Jenkins creates one of the year's 10 best films by celebrating black love and a human connection that can raise you up and move you to tears."Rolling Stone