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When

Occurs on Tuesday May 21 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
2687 James Street
Duncan BC V9L 2X5

Performance Notes

× Tickets $14 / Students (Rows A-C) $9

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Written and directed by Barry Jenkins

Starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, and Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actress ... Regina King

Rated PG

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.

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