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Monday, January 14, 2019

Brad Pitt Hosts Special Screenings of IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Brad Pitt Hosts Special Screenings of IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

In Los Angeles, at Brad Pitt's private residence he hosted a screening and reception for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. 

In attendance the writer and director Barry Jenkins, and the cast including KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Brian Tyree Henry, Colman Domingo, Finn Wittrock, Michael Beach, Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Cinematographer James Laxton, Composer Nicholas Britell, Editor Joi McMillon, costume designer Caroline Eselin, Hair department head Kenneth Walker.
Notable guests included Timothée ChalametCatherine Hardwicke, John Ridley, Maria Conchita Alonso, Diane Warren, Shamier Anderson, Beth Grant, Sarunas J. Jackson.

Academy Award-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins’ first film since the Best Picture Oscar-winning Moonlight is If Beale Street Could Talk, his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel — the first English-language feature film based on the work of the author, to whom the movie is dedicated.

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 recall 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.

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