Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

James as Fonny

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

James as Fonny

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KiKi Layne as Tish Rivers and Stephan Hunt IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (15) HHHH H OSCAR winner writer-director Barry Jenkins proves Moonlight was no fluke with his sublime adaptation of the novel penned by James Baldwin, which charts a love story against the turbulent backdrop of racial injustice in 1970s Harlem.

Masterfully constructed in fluid and visually arresting takes that make the heart swell, If Beale Street Could Talk conceals its devastating narrative blows behind impeccable production design and the swooning orchestral score.

Best friends Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Fonny Hunt (Stephan James) fall in love and attempt to set up home together, only to find that most landlords won't rent an apartment to a black couple. …

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