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.
Academy Awards 2019, Winner, Best Supporting Actress for Regina King
Academy Awards 2019, Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
UCR ARTS, Culver Center of the Arts
3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
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