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If Beale Street Could Talk

First CineGrand Film: On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by First National Wealth Management & First National Bank

Tuesday, 7:30pm, Wednesday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

(2018. US 1 hr, 57 min. Directed by Barry Jenkins. R.) Sponsored by First National Wealth Management and First National Bank. Set in early-1970s Harlem ( and based on the novel by James Baldwin,) the film 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 Baldwin's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure. The film co-stars Regina King who won this year’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission