Lovely Full-Length Trailer for Barry Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
"These are our children, and we gotta set them free." Annapurna Pictures has debuted the new full-length official trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest exquisite film made by very talented filmmaker Barry Jenkins (of Moonlight and Medicine for Melancholy). Based on James Baldwin's 1974 novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk is about a woman in Harlem desperately trying to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while she is carrying their first child. Kiki Layne stars as Tish, along with Stephan James as her fiancé "Fonny", and the exceptional full ensemble cast includes Teyonah Parris, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, Dave Franco, Ed Skrein, Michael Beach, Finn Wittrock, Aunjanue Ellis, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, and Emily Rios. I saw this film at TIFF and it's pure bliss - I wrote: "it's a gorgeous film, visually and emotionally, and I didn't want it to end." A must see.
Here's the second trailer (+ poster) for Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk, direct from YouTube:
Director Barry Jenkins' ambitious follow-up to Moonlight adapts James Baldwin's poignant novel about a woman fighting to free her falsely accused husband from prison before the birth of their child. If Beale Street Could Talk is directed by American filmmaker Barry Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight previously, as well as Medicine for Melancholy. The screenplay is also written by Barry Jenkins, based on James Baldwin's novel of the same name, published in 1974. This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month - read our full review here. Annapurna will release Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk in select theaters starting on November 30th this fall. Looking good? Who's going to see this?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Interested? Oh yeah ...
shiboleth on Sep 20, 2018
This. Looks. Amazing. This is gonna sweep the Oscars man. All over the place.
THE_RAW_ on Sep 20, 2018
I really don't see what you describe here. It looks genuinely heartfelt and emotional and it does indeed look amazing.
Efterklang on Sep 21, 2018
Alex Billington on Sep 21, 2018
From what I saw in the trailer, it was the acting and direction. I liked the sweeping movements and the emotion displayed seemed genuine. I know it's dramatic, but...it IS a drama! I felt it was cinematic and intriguing. Sometimes less is more for me. Also, I tend to gravitate to the "hopeless romantic" side of things. Maybe you're more about subversive and subtle film making when it comes to drama? lol You also seem a bit of a cynical when it comes to lovey dovey stuff too, right? Did you read the book Bo?
THE_RAW_ on Sep 21, 2018
Well I'm glad my observations were on point! lol I've not seen Moonlight either. I've heard good things, but I've got other films I'd rather see prior to that. When I see this (and if it meets my expectations) I'll try and convince you to see it lol. Take 'er easy Bo!
THE_RAW_ on Sep 24, 2018
What a beautiful trailer. Absolutely love the music. I hope it's from the score. Nicholas Britell's Moonlight score was amazing!
Efterklang on Sep 20, 2018
Always ready to enjoy more of Jenkins' work.
DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2018
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