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Hull Independent Cinema: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

28/03/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

£5 – £7

Hull Independent Cinema presents: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Barry Jenkins | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 119 mins

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A woman in 1970s Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child. Based on the novel by James Baldwin.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK | Barry Jenkins | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 119 mins


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. 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. 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 only Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT) can create, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK honours the James Baldwin novel’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.

Featuring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

Awards and Reviews

Winner, Best Film – American Film Institute Awards
Winner, Best Supporting Actress – 2019 Academy Awards
Winner, Best Supporting Actress – 2019 Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Picture Drama, Best Director – 2019 Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Feature, Best Director – Film Independent Spirit Awards
Toronto Intl Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, New York Film Festival Official Selections

“Barry Jenkins channels all of James Baldwin’s lyricism and anger into a story of love and injustice that burns with a gentle flame, occasionally blazing into a white heat.” – Time Out

” You’ve never seen romantic love depicted on screen with such lyrical and gorgeous intensity, or systemic injustice brought to such vivid and enraging life. Film classes will be taught about Jenkins’ use of colour” – NPR


IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).


Programme Details

Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.

7:30pm: Programme starts

9:45pm: Programme ends

The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.

Tickets Terms and Conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.

** Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office or on the door at the Hull Independent Cinema desk in the theatre lobby.  



7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
£5 – £7
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Hull Independent Cinema


Vue Hull Princes Quay
Top Deck, Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Hull, HU1 2PQ United Kingdom
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