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If Beale Street Could Talk


  • The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center 20 Terry Street Patchogue, NY, 11772 United States (map)

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Showtimes:

Sun, Feb 17 - 4:45 P
Mon, Feb 18 - 4:15 P


Set in early-1970s Harlem, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.

"This movie works as a timeless romance, a family drama, a legal thriller and a poignant social commentary. A great American novel has been turned into a great American film." — Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

"By the end of [the film], it was me who could barely talk." — Bob Mondello, NPR

Directed by Barry Jenkins (III)
Starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
Running Time 1 hr 57 mins
Rating R

General Admission: $9 * Students: $7 * Members: $6 * Children (12 & Under): $5



Earlier Event: February 8
On the Basis of Sex
Later Event: February 19
2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation