Angel Films | Release Date: December 14, 2018
Summary: Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year old Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Tish knows that Fonny is innocent, and is mindful that his good friend Daniel Carty (Brian Tyree Henry) has only recently been freed after an unjust incarceration. While Fonny's mother (Aunjanue Ellis) clings to piety and his father (Michael Beach) grapples with feelings of powerlessness, Tish's earthy father Joseph (Colman Domingo) and fierce older sister Ernestine (Teyonah Parris) are unwavering in their support. Even more anxious to clear Fonny's name is Tish's deeply compassionate mother Sharon (Regina King), readying to put herself on the line for her daughter and future son-in-law's happiness...and for the couple's unborn child, whose arrival will herald new joys and challenges. Facing the unexpected prospect of parenthood and holding down a job without her partner at her side, Tish must adjust her perspective on the realities of her existence. She visits Fonny regularly, trying to shore up his spirit even as prison takes its toll. As the weeks turn to months, Tish reaffirms their hopes and resilience, relying on familial and inner strength. [Annapurna Pictures]
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Runtime: 119 min
Rating: Rated R for language and some sexual content
Official Site: http://bealestreet.movie/
Production: Plan B Entertainment
Genres: Drama, Romance, Crime
Country: US
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Mar 26, 2019
Director Credit
Barry Jenkins Director
Writer Credit
Barry Jenkins Written For The Screen By
James Baldwin Novel
Tari Editor
Principal Cast Credit
Aunjanue Ellis Mrs. Hunt
Brian Tyree Henry Daniel
Colman Domingo Joseph Rivers
Dave Franco Principal Cast
Diego Luna Pedrocito
Dominique Thorne Sheila Hunt
Ebony Obsidian Adrienne Hunt
Ed Skrein Officer Bell
Emily Rios Victoria Rogers
Finn Wittrock Principal Cast
KiKi Layne Tish Rivers
Michael Beach Frank Hunt
Pedro Pascal Principal Cast
Regina King Sharon Rivers
Stephan James Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
Teyonah Parris Ernestine Rivers
Cast Credit
Aunjanue Ellis Mrs. Hunt
Brian Tyree Henry Daniel Carty
Colman Domingo Cast
Doris McCarthy Upscale Shopper
Ed Skrein Officer Bell
Emily Rios Victoria Rogers
Faith Logan Subway Rider
Finn Wittrock Hayward
Marcia Jean Kurtz Italian Lady
Pedro Pascal Pietro Alvarez
Stephan James Fonny
Teyonah Parris Ernestine
Producer Credit
Adele Romanski Producer
Barry Jenkins Producer
Brad Pitt Executive Producer
Caroline Jaczko Executive Producer
Chelsea Barnard Executive Producer
Dede Gardner Producer
Jeremy Kleiner Producer
Jillian Longnecker Executive Producer
Mark Ceryak Executive Producer
Megan Ellison Producer
Sara Murphy Producer
Sarah Esberg Executive Producer