'If Beale Street Could Talk': Watch The Sweeping First Full-Length Trailer For Barry Jenkins' Film Adaptation Of James Baldwin Novel

September 20 2018

The first full-length trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' first post-Moonlight film, based on the James Baldwin novel, has been released.

The film stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry and more.

If Beale Street Could Talk is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.

The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. For Shadow and Act, Joi Childs wrote, "Having the ability to tell this love story and take the time needed is such a gift, If Beale Street Could Talk makes it known that this is a Black film about Black love set in Black America. To confidently set those parameters and follow it through to the end is something that would make Baldwin proud."

Watch the trailer below:

by Trey Mangum on September 20 2018

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