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What you need to know about If Beale Street Could Talk author James Baldwin


Acclaimed drama If Beale Street Could Talk reaches Cineworld on 8th February (Unlimited members: book for your screening on 28th January), and promises a richly dramatic experience.

Adapted from James Baldwin's 1974 novel by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, this is a sensitive yet hard-hitting story of thwarted love. It centres on young lovers Tish and Fonny who are preparing to welcome their first child into the world – only for the pregnancy to be overshadowed by Fonny's false imprisonment on a rape charge.

Go behind the scenes of the movie in this featurette exploring the legacy of Baldwin's novel and how it's been brought to the screen.

If Beale Street Could Talk is released on 8th February.