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If Beale Street Could Talk - Film Picnic Night

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 (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). 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 (Stephan James). 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, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author'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. Runtime 117mins. Classified 15 for strong language and some sexual content. Doors 6.30pm for those wishing to bring food (No Drinks as we have a Licensed Bar) for those simply wishing to watch the film it starts at 7.30pm. Online sales your seat will be allocated but if you have a particular requirement please call the box office direct for your safety & comfort. When purchasing tickets please select the correct ticket, row seats for film only and table seats if you want to bring food.
The Gateway
Fore Street
EX12 2LD