Tag Archives: Barry Jenkins

If Beale Street Could Talk. James Baldwin Birthday Teaser Trailer. KiKi Layne. Stephan James. Regina King.

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

Moonlight. Trailer. Trevante Rhodes. André Holland. Janelle Monáe. Ashton Sanders. Jharrel Jerome. Naomie Harris. Mahershala Ali.

Moonlight is based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

A three-part narrative spanning the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of an African-American man who survives Miami’s drug-plagued inner city, finding love in unexpected places and the possibility of change within himself.