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If Beale Street Could Talk

An adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel about a woman fighting to free her falsely accused husband from prison before the birth of their child, director Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to Moonlight has been described as a plunge into the world of black love, with all the pain and the joy that can go along with it. A work that examines the African-American experience through its setting in 1970s New York, this is a gorgeous and jazz-inspired tone poem on the subjects of love, suffering and racial injustice.

Jump to the 16.45 minute mark of our February Film Podcast to hear our review of If Beale Street Could Talk: