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We’re Crying Already: The Trailer For If Beale Street Could Talk Is Here

James Baldwin‘s work remains so precious because it has captured Blackness in so many ways. Through his essays that have illuminated the facts, realities, and spirits of movements. To his fiction that has captured the souls, experiences, and worlds of Black folks. His interviews that pulled no punches during which he stood in front of…

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Barry Jenkins Celebrates James Baldwin’s Birthday with Trailer-teaser for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

We’ve been anxious for new developments on Barry Jenkins‘ progress with his film adaption of James Baldwin‘s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and we’ve finally got something. On what would have been the unparalleled author and activist’s 94th birthday, the first official trailer-teaser was unveiled and it’s gloriously gorgeous. In a tweet reverencing this day…

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Barry Jenkins to Direct a James Baldwin Novel-adapted Film

For our own obsession, we’re relieved to know that Barry Jenkins is already back at work on his next project. Following the well-deserved success of his critically acclaimed, multi-award winning feature film Moonlight, the director extraordinaire’s next film will be an adaption of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. The 1974 novel tells the story…

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‘Insecure’s Melina Matsoukas and ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John Video Competition

Both Barry Jenkins and Melina Matsoukas have been winning big over the last year. While Matsoukas continues to receive praise for HBO’s Insecure and Beyoncé‘s short film Lemonade, Jenkin’s Moonlight recently took home Best Picture at the 74th Annual Golden Globe awards. Fortunately, the two have no plans of slowing down. Along with Dreamworks Animation CEO,…

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