Screening Film


If Beale Street Could Talk

The Cramphorn Theatre

22 October 2019 · 8:00pm

The Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG · Get directions

Organised by: ChelmsfordFilmClub

Certificate: 15

Like so many young African American men, Fonny (aka Alonzo) has been arrested and jailed on a trumped-up charge. Tish is pregnant and promises he’ll be out and back in Harlem before their baby is born. Tish’s family may be supportive , but Fonny’s God-bothering mother responds with hostility and spite, blaming Tish for her son’s supposed fall from grace. James Baldwin’s novel is marvellously brought to the screen.

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