• Barry Jenkins Brings ‘If Beale Street Could Talk' to Harlem

    7 days ago - By WWD

    It was only fitting that the U.S. premiere of Barry Jenkins' adaptation of James Baldwin's acclaimed 1974 novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” was held at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater on Tuesday night as part of the New York Film Festival.
    “It's a Harlem film,” said Kent Jones, director of the festival. “grew up in Harlem and the story is about Harlem, so we wanted to do here and that's why it's meaningful.”
    Set in the Seventies, the movie follows the love story of Tish, played by newcomer KiKi Layne, and Fonny, played by Stephan James, childhood friends who get engaged and plan a future...
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  • Barry Jenkins Brings ‘If Beale Street Could Talk' Premiere To Harlem

    7 days ago - By Essence

    It was only fitting to do it in Harlem. The New York City premiere of If Beale Street Could Talk, Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins' movie adaptation of the iconic James Baldwin's novel, took place Tuesday night inside the Apollo Theatre. It also coincided with the kick off of the 56th Annual New York Film Festival. The stars...
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