In this EMExclusive, I interviewed actress Kiki Layne about her new film “If Beale Street Could Talk”. In early 1970s Harlem, 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. 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. I sat down with Kiki during a roundtable to talk about her big-screen debut!
Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is the timeless 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.
If Beale Street Could Talk – director Barry Jenkins’ follow up to his Oscar®-winning Moonlight – opens in select theaters on December 14th.
Mr. Link is a nice guy – very erudite (though his penmanship isn’t great) – but he’s alone.
Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.
From the makers of Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link will be in theaters on April 12, 2019.
Based on the novel by James Baldwin and 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.
Ocar®-winner Barry Jenkins follow up to Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk will be in select theaters on November 30th.