If Beale Street Could Talk Adapts James Baldwin’s Novel
If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film
It seems natural that Barry Jenkins settled on James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk for his first post-Moonlight film project. At Beale Street’s world premiere in Toronto, Jenkins was introduced as a filmmaker whose movies are not just about love, but are themselves love letters to the audience. And Beale Street is both a love story and one suffused by love for its characters, as well as the world in which they’re trying to get by.