If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) is a romantic drama film directed and written by Barry Jenkins, and based on James Baldwin's novel of the same name. In early 1970s Harlem, a young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. Baldwin seamlessly weaves multiple topical issues like racism, police brutality, prison injustice, young love, financial struggle, class disparity, and many more.
Enjoy Valentine's Day with us at Manny's as we revel in James Baldwin's classic love story about resilience, tenacity and hope. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards (winning Best Supporting Actress for Regina King), Berry Jenkin's silver screen rendition takes you on a whirlwind of emotions.