Based on the best-selling novel by award-winning US author James Baldwin, BEALE STREET tells a touching love story in 1970s America, where racism against African-Americans was a norm. 19-year-old Tish and her fiancé Fonny are a young couple in the poor neighborhood of Harlem. Fonny is falsely accused of raping a Puerto Rican woman and is imprisoned without trial. A short time later, Tish learns that she is expecting a child from Fonny. She confidently assures him to get him out of prison before he is born. With the help of the family, she tries by all means to prove his innocence ….
With BEALE STREET, Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins, shows the arbitrariness of a justice governed by race, a young and deep love “that has not been seen on the screen for many years” (Tagesspiegel)
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Dave Franco,
Screenplay and novel: Barry Jenkins & James Baldwin
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