smARTfilms: Black Excellence – If Beale Street Could Talk
Join BIMA for smARTfilms: Black Excellence, five weeks of film curated by Sade McInnis.
Matinee: 2:00 PM (Does not include facilitated discussion)
Evening: 7:30 PM
Featured Film – If Beale Street Could Talk
R | 1 h 59 m | Drama/Crime | 2019
Based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name and winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Independent Motion, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ follows a young woman embracing a pregnancy all while being ripped apart from her teenage sweetheart who has been wrongfully singled out in a police line-up and incarcerated for an atrocity he did not commit. A quest for truth and justice begins as life’s persistent force blesses both saints and sinners. Director Barry Jenkins’ beautiful film evokes a difficult question is love enough against in justice in a cruel and unfair world?
“For all the suffering and injustice brought to bear in If Beale Street Could Talk’, Jenkins has made an absolutely gorgeous movie.”
-Ann Hornaday, Washington Post