A FREE Event in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Screenwriter Barry Jenkins’s film will be followed by a talk back with Dr. Dottie Morris
Based on the novel by James Baldwin, “If Beale Street Could Talk” is a soulful drama about a young couple fighting for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.
Some people who knew Baldwin believe the novel was likely inspired, at least in part, by the true story of one of the writer’s friends, William “Tony” Maynard, Jr., who was falsely accused of murdering a decorated white Marine and spent more than six years behind bars.
If Beale Street Could Talk received 8 major nominations in 2019, winning 2 awards.
Total nominations around the country, 173, total wins, 93.