Help Auckland Action Against Poverty continue its work to advocate for the community and remove sanctions and obligations by joining us for a fundraiser film night of "If Beale Street Could Talk" We want to make sure AAAP can continue this important mahi for the rest of 2019 and your contributions will go a long way towards helping our advocates continue their work.
From Rottentomatoes, where it has received a 94% aggregated score:
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.