Film Screening and Discussion: "If Beale Street Could Talk"
February 10, 2019
Come to a special screening of the film, "If Beale Street Could Talk," followed by a discussion with A Yęmisi Jimoh, professor of Afro-American studies; Emily Lordi, associate professor of English; and TreAndrea Russworm, associate professor of English.
Based on the novel by James Baldwin, "If Beale Street Could Talk" is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term.
It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.
Directed by Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, Medicine for Melancholy.)