‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ set to play at Kirkland Town Library

Thomas M. Baker
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Posted 4/4/19

CLINTON — The critically-aclaimed film “If Beale Street Could Talk” is the selection for the Monday afternoon movie at the Kirkland Town Library. Adapted from the 1974 novel of the same name, …

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CLINTON — The critically-aclaimed film “If Beale Street Could Talk” is the selection for the Monday afternoon movie at the Kirkland Town Library.

Adapted from the 1974 novel of the same name, by American playwright and novelist, James Baldwin (“I Am Not Your Negro”), by Academy Award winning screenwriter, Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”), this love story is set in 1970s Harlem focusing on a miscarriage of justice and a family’s struggle to fight and right a detestable wrong, while facing the responsibilities of family planning, delving into subject matter that continues to confront contemporary society.

Starring Kiki Layne in what has been described as a “breakthrough performance” and Stephan James (“Selma,” “Race”), along with a superb cast that includes veteran actress and this year’s Academy Award and Golden Globe recipient for Best Supporting Actress, Regina King (“Boys in the Hood,” “Ray”). This film won high-praise for it’s acting, cinematography and musical score. The American Film Institute, along with the National Board of Review rated it one of the 10 best films of the year. In all, this film garnered 129 film critic nominations and won 51 awards from film critics in the U.S. and international film community.

Showtime is 2 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Kirkland Town Library. Admission is free. Popcorn will be served at showtime. This film has been rated R.

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