Based on the bestselling novel by award winning US author James Baldwin, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is a moving story of love in Seventies America when racism towards black Americans was an everyday occurrence. 19-year-old Tish (KiKi Layne) and fiancé Fonny (Stephan James) are a young couple living in poverty-stricken Harlem. Wrongly accused of raping a Puerto Rican woman, Fonny is sent to prison without trial.
Not long after Tish discovers she’s expecting Fonny’s baby. Reassuring Fonny that she’ll get him out of jail before the baby’s born, Tish sets out with the help of the family to prove his innocence any way she can.
With great sensitivity, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK pits a young couple deeply in love against the tyranny of a white judiciary system.