The much-anticipated follow up from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is an emotionally charged portrait of a young black couple in 1970s New York City.
Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is the story of Tish (KiKi Layne), a Harlem woman newly engaged to her childhood friend Fonny (Stephan James), whose world is rocked when Fonny is falsely accused of rape.
While he awaits sentencing behind bars, Tish discovers she is pregnant with her first child and, with help of those around her, races against the clock to prove his innocence.
It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.
The stellar support cast includes Regina King as Tish's mother, the one to beat for this year's Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress.
US 2018 Dir Barry Jenkins 119 min
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Barbican Cinema 2
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.