James Baldwin’s Centennial
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 7:30pm
Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors open at 7:00pm
Regular ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.
In early 1970s Harlem, 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. 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.
The film finds director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) further strengthening his visual and narrative craft, while highlighting a gorgeous score by Nicholas Britell (Succession) and an Academy Award-winning performance by Regina King. If Beale Street Could Talk honors its source material with a poetic, heartfelt, and beautifully filmed adaptation.
Celebrating James Baldwin’s Centennial
On August 2nd, 2024 James Baldwin would have turned one hundred. Over the course of the year, The Little is presenting a selection of films showcasing and celebrating Baldwin, and how his writings have chronicled — and continue to inspire — movements for equality.
Rated R | 1 hour 57 mins | Drama, Romance | 2018
USA | English
Directed by Barry Jenkins