Trinity Kendrick

Civil Rights love story “Beale Street” is a call for justice

Civil Rights love story “Beale Street” is a call for justice

BY EMILY ROLES FOTSO ’21

Based on James Baldwin’s classic novel of the same name, Barry Jenkins’ (“Moonlight”) “If Beale Street Could Talk” tells the story of a young Black couple, Tish (Kiki Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James). After Fonny is falsely accused of rape and sent to jail, Tish discovers she is pregnant with his child, and she and her family set out to do whatever it takes to prove his innocence