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Movie: If Beale Street Could Talk

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A moving period piece about a pregnant woman fighting to prove her fiancé’s innocence after he is wrongfully jailed for rape. Based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk marks the first English-language film adaptation of the legendary US writer and activist’s work.

Set in the early 1970s in the predominantly Latin American community of East Harlem, the film follows Tish (Kiki Layne), a 19-year-old woman who falls in love with Fonny (Stephan James), a young sculptor. Their brief idyll is broken when Fonny is suddenly arrested, placed in a police lineup—in which he is the only Black man—and framed for the rape of a local woman. Tish, who has just discovered she is pregnant, and her family must fight to prove Fonny’s innocence. With this thought-provoking and still-timely story, Jenkins manages to preserve both the politics and the romantic spirit of Baldwin’s celebration of the power of love and hope in times of despair.

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth. All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

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Date:
March 26
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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King’s Theatre
209 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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