“If Beale Street Could Talk” Gets Powerful New Trailer

A well-warranted standing ovation greeted writer/director Barry Jenkins after his newest film If Beale Street Could Talk, premiered last week at the Toronto International Film Festival (check out our review HERE).  This week, amid the buzz and hype, the beautifully crafted follow-up gets a trailer that only heightens the anticipation for its upcoming release.

The film, set in 1970s Harlem, is told through the eyes of Tish Rivers, a 19-year-old to-be mother who is fighting to clear the name of her fiancé, Fonny.  The trailer captures the intimacy that encompasses the film, utilizing a handful of powerful one-liners to set the tone and show that much like Moonlight, this film contains a wealth of emotion.

Backed by inspiring music, the trailer will give you the feels.  We can expect more of those feels and emotions when If Beale Street Could Talk hits select theaters on November 30.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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