If Beale Street Could Talk

Tish and Fonny, a young couple living in New York in the 1970s, decide to get married and have a baby, not necessarily in that order.  Things seem to be moving forward until Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.   The political subtext of this movie — getting justice for a young black man is not so easy, especially when the star witness is a white policeman — kind of sneaks up on you.  By the time you realize what the story is really about, you have identified with the characters, and see things through their eyes – a significant achievement.

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