If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 30, 2018 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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African-American teen sweethearts Fonny (Stephan James) and Tish (Kiki Layne) are ripped apart when Fonny is wrongly arrested for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman because of the machinations of a racist cop. While seeking justice for Fonny, a pregnant Tish relies on her Harlem community, including her sister (Teyonah Parris), mother Sharon (Regina King) and future mother-in-law (Aunjanue Ellis). Directed by Barry Jenkins. Based on James Baldwin's novel of the same name.

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African-American, arrest, fiancee, innocence, racism, women