If Beale Street Could Talk

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The Wins, Losses and Controversies From the 2019 Oscars

Relive Spike Lee winning his first Oscar, the joys of Black women making history and the drama of the biggest night in film.

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'Black Panther' Earns Whopping 14 NAACP Image Award Noms

Several of your other favorite film and television projects also made the cut.

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Critics' Choice Awards Honors 'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Black Panther,' 'Beale Street'

The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association awarded several artists of color.

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Writers and Directors Guilds Nominate Creators of Color for Awards

Ryan Coogler, Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuarón and Barry Jenkins are among the nominees.

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Regina King and Colman Domingo Make Us Better With 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

The veteran actors discuss their relationships to James Baldwin, what they brought to their portrayal of Sharon and Joe Rivers and the passion for rich Black characters.

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The Artists of Color We'll Be Pulling For At the Golden Globes

From Berry Jenkins and Regina King to Rami Malek and Alfonso Cuarón, people of color grabbed nominations in several of the top categories.

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Barry Jenkins to Hollywood: Adapt More Black Literature

The “If Beale Street Could Talk” director discusses the importance of the Black literary canon to the film industry.

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ICYMI: The Films and Creators To Root for at the Spirit Awards

From “If Beale Street Could Talk” to “Sorry to Bother You,” here are the projects that earned nominations from Film Independent.

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Angela Flournoy on Barry Jenkins: 3 Must-Read Passages

The celebrated novelist profiled the Oscar-winning filmmaker ahead of the November release of his upcoming film, “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

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Gorgeous New 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Trailer Celebrates Black Families

The latest look at Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film illuminates how Baldwin’s characters build community while navigating uncertainty and trauma.

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Showcases Black Love, Resistance

Berry Jenkins, the Oscar-winning director of “Moonlight,” brings James Baldwin’s work to the big screen—and it’s never been more relevant.

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WATCH: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Brings James Baldwin's Harlem to Life

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins dropped the first trailer for his film adaptation of the novel.

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Stephan James Cast in Barry Jenkins' Adaptation of 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

The “Shots Fired” actor will star as Fonny, the main character who is incarcerated on false rape charges in James Baldwin’s 1974 novel.

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Barry Jenkins Adapting James Baldwin Novel for Next Movie

The “Moonlight” director and co-writer will bring ”If Beale Street Could Talk”—Baldwin’s 1974 novel about an engaged couple racing against time and the legal system—to the big screen.