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If Beale Street Could Talk
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
Two years after his “Moonlight” triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” on Saturday topped the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning best film, best director and best supporting female for Regina King.
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in feature screenwriting and videogame writing during 2018. Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, at concurrent...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures) marks the first English-language feature based on the work of revered novelist James Baldwin. Doing justice to Baldwin was the prime challenge posed to Barry Jenkins, who not only directed and served as a producer on the film but also...
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Creative inspiration comes in varied forms for director/writer Steve McQueen as evidenced by a filmography which includes his first feature Hunger, followed by Shame and then 12 Years a Slave. The latter, adapted from Solomon Northrop’s 1853 memoir of the same title,...
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
"Every black person born in America was born on Beale Street...whether in Jackson, Mississippi, or in Harlem, New York," reads the title card that begins director Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk ."
The quote is from a 1974 James Baldwin novel, which Jenkins has adapted himself...
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” has been named the year’s Best Film by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the world’s largest group of black film critics comprised of leading film critics from across the country. The groundbreaking blockbuster also won Best Director (Coogler...
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
When Brian Tyree Henry filmed his scenes in "If Beale Street Could Talk," he wept. When he saw the finished film, he wept again.
In Barry Jenkin's lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel, Henry plays Daniel Carty, the just-out-of-jail friend of Fonny (Stephan James). When...
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
The National Board of Review (NBR) named Green Book the Best Film of the Year, additionally honoring it with Best Actor distinction for Viggo Mortensen.
Copping the most honors was A Star is Born with three: Best Director for Bradley Cooper, Best Actress for Lady Gaga,...
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Film Independent has unveiled nominations for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Topping the field with five nods was We the Animals followed by three films with four apiece: Eighth Grade, First Reformed, and You Were Never Really Here.
Nominated for Best...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Paul Schrader’s religious thriller First Reformed is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, with nods for best feature, screenplay (by Schrader) and best actor for star Ethan Hawke.
The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 28th annual IFP...