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If Beale Street Could Talk ()


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A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

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  • Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 34 nominations.
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Cast

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Tish Rivers
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Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
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Sharon Rivers
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Joseph Rivers
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Ernestine Rivers
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Frank Hunt
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Mrs. Hunt
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Adrienne Hunt
Dominique Thorne ...
Sheila Hunt
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Pedrocito
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Hayward
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Officer Bell
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Victoria Rogers
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Pietro Alvarez
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Daniel Carty
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Italian Punk
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Italian Lady
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Levy
Ethan Barrett ...
Young Fonny
Milanni Mines ...
Young Tish
Charles Turner ...
Restroom Attendant
Carla de la Haz ...
Dancing Lady
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Alonzo Jr
Avondre E.D. Beverley ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Associate Attorney (uncredited)
Darryl Reuben Hall ...
Harlem Resident (uncredited)
Smith Idris ...
Kid playing on car (uncredited)
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Chef (uncredited)
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Subway Rider (uncredited)
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Subway Rider (uncredited)
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Upscale Shopper (uncredited)
Sam Moko ...
Harlem Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Arresting Officer (uncredited)
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Black Cat 2 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Barry Jenkins

Written by

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Barry Jenkins ... (written for the screen by)
 
James Baldwin ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Chelsea Barnard ... executive producer
Mark Ceryak ... executive producer
Megan Ellison ... producer
Sarah Esberg ... executive producer
Dede Gardner ... producer
Caroline Jaczko ... executive producer
Barry Jenkins ... producer
Jeremy Kleiner ... producer
Jillian Longnecker ... executive producer
Sara Murphy ... producer
Brad Pitt ... executive producer
Adele Romanski ... producer

Music by

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Nicholas Britell

Cinematography by

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James Laxton

Film Editing by

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Joi McMillon
Nat Sanders

Editorial Department

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Chris Armstrong ... colorist: dailies dominican republic
Alex Bickel ... digital intermediate colorist
Kyle Casey ... digital intermediate producer
Chris Gennarelli ... colorist: dailies
Tasha Hoskins ... intern
Stacey Lee ... data manager
Daniel Morfesis ... first assistant editor
Daniel Orentlicher ... digital intermediate color assist
Ramin Ouladi ... post-production assistant
Sean Perry ... digital intermediate conform editor
Israel Vasquez ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Cindy Tolan

Production Design by

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Mark Friedberg

Art Direction by

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Robert Pyzocha
Oliver Rivas Madera
Jessica Shorten ... (additional photography)

Set Decoration by

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Devynne Lauchner ... (Additional Photography)
Kris Moran

Costume Design by

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Caroline Eselin

Makeup Department

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Adam Bailey ... makeup artist
Ben Bornstein ... assistant makeup artist
Doniella Davy ... makeup department head
Regina de Lemos ... makeup artist
Katherine Feliz ... assistant makeup artist
Craig Lindberg ... additional makeup
Paul Molnar ... key makeup artist
Tracy Raffelson ... key makeup artist
Kenneth Walker ... hair department head
Nakoya Yancey ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Joel Henry ... production manager: additional photography
Ines Mongil-Echandi ... production supervisor
Andrea Pappas ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mariela Comitini ... first assistant director
Michael Armand Crupi ... first assistant director / second second assistant director
Gabriela Latorre ... second assistant director: Dominican Republic Unit
Dan Levy ... second second assistant director
Soren Miltich ... second assistant director
Ana Lorraine Peguero ... on-set third assistant director
Amalia Ramírez Atiles ... cast pa

Art Department

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Matthew Amenta ... on-set dresser
Joshua Bramer ... property master: additional photography
Patrick Campbell ... storyboard artist
Melissa Miller Costanzo ... art department coordinator
Raphael Di Febo ... Assistant Property Master: Additional photography
Mike Drury ... assistant property master
George DuPont ... art department pa
Michael Fails ... art production assistant
Eli Gonzalez ... on set dresser
Erica Hohf ... assistant art director
Kain Kaminski ... art assistant
Guy Kozak ... set dresser
Justin LaMarca ... construction pa
Alexia Lee ... set dresser: pickup unit
Imogen Lee ... assistant set decorator
Laura Lerner ... journeyman scenic artist
Matt Marks ... property master
John F. McHugh ... construction coordinator
Elizabeth Neveu ... assistant property master
Deneice O'Connor ... set dresser
Katy Porter ... prop assistant
Márien De Moya Pou ... assistant set decorator/buyer
Brittany Ruiz ... Assistant Property Master: Additional Photography
Peter Scheck ... leadman

Sound Department

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Michael J. Benavente ... dialogue editor
Odin Benitez ... sound designer
Onnalee Blank ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Tara Blume ... foley artist
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. ... sound
Michael S. Head ... foley editor / foley mixer
Davalos Juan ... foley cuer
Jordan McClain ... foley editor
Duncan McRae ... re-recording mix technician
Betsy Nagler ... sound utility: additional
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Bryan Parker ... sound designer/sound effects editor
Matt Salib ... foley artist
Geordy Sincavage ... foley mixer / foley supervisor
Alfredo Viteri ... boom operator
Mathew Waters ... re-recording mixer
Joe White ... sound mixer

Visual Effects by

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John Bair ... visual effects supervisor: Phosphene
Renuka Ballal ... visual effects producer
Betty Cameron ... visual effects artist
Nick Crist ... senior compositor
Xinyue Cui ... digital compositor
Dirk Greene ... lead visual effects artist
Matthew T. Griffin ... visual effects producer
Kyra Hendricks ... visual effects producer
Christian Lowe ... visual effects artist
John Mangia ... visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Jose L. Marin ... lead digital artist
Alek Rost ... visual effects producer
Matt Stroub ... visual effects artist
Shannen Walsh ... visual effects coordinator
Scott Winston ... technical director

Stunts

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Stephen A. Pope ... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope)
Jeremy Sample ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tiffany Armour-Tejada ... digital imaging technician
Jan Burgess ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michelle Clementine ... first ac
Elvis De Leon ... Dolly Grip: B Camera
Iraima De Leon ... b camera
Dan Debrey ... electrician
Praveen Elankumaran ... best boy electric
Michael Fuchs ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Nicholas Huynh ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ryland Jones ... digital imaging technician: pickup unit
Kiva Knight ... Chief Lighting Technician
Vinnie Laraway ... libra head technician
Dennis Ly ... electrician
Inder Mann ... electrician
Sofia Marcos ... loader
Bert Mayer ... rigging grip
Elianne Taveras Mena ... assistant camera
Christopher Moeller ... first assistant camera
Justin Newhouse ... electrician
Geronimo Perez ... gaffer: Dominican Republic unit
Brent Poleski ... key grip
Malcolm A. Purnell ... B camera operator
Leo Pérez ... electrician
Edgar Rivera Díaz ... Dolly grip
Ernest Rydberg ... crane tech
Jason Velez ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Claire Daley ... extras casting assistant
Anne Davison ... casting associate
Grace de Leon ... casting coordinator
Miguel Fernandez ... casting director dominican republic
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Belle Jiao ... background casting associate
Edna Lerebours ... casting
Vanessa Portillo ... extras casting los angeles unit
Grant Wilfley ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adam Adelman ... costumer
Donna Berwick ... assistant costume designer
Alba Bobea ... costumer: Dominican Republic
Kimberly Butler-Gilkeson ... costumer
Edouard Fan ... Costume Production Assistant
Irene Freundt ... costumer: Dominican Republic
Brittany Gehoski ... costume coordinator
Diana Gil ... tailor: Dominican Republic
Jose Miguel Lopez Jerez ... costumer: Dominican Republic
Nesreen Mahmoud ... costumer
Eden Miller ... key costumer
Clara Poteau ... tailor
Brenda Rousseau ... costumer
Gregg Simmons ... costume supervisor
Malik Summers ... set costumer

Location Management

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Zachary Huang Babrowsky ... location assistant
Chris Cloud ... assistant location manager
Paul Contos ... assistant location manager
Joel Rodríguez Demallistre ... assistant location manager
Samson Jacobson ... location manager
Claudia López ... assistant location manager
Maya Reid ... location scout
Erick S. Rivera ... location manager: Dominican Republic
Karen T. Salva ... location scout
Lauren B. Taylor ... Location Coordinator
Dave Conway ... location manager: additional photography (uncredited)

Music Department

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Christine Bergren ... music clearance and legal
Nicholas Britell ... orchestrator / score produced by
John Finklea ... music editor
Gabe Hilfer ... music supervisor
David James Rosen ... composer: trailer
Andrew Silver ... additional music editor
Henry van Roden ... music coordinator
Thomas Vicari ... Scoring Mixer

Transportation Department

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Zach Brocato ... driver
Michael Goddard ... driver
Hollywood Nick Pagani ... picture car co-coordinator

Other crew

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Sofia Blanco ... production assistant
Ryan Martin Brown ... production assistant
Megan Chefalas ... assistant post production accountant
Ruth Chevalier ... production accountant
Jamie Coffey ... payroll accountant
B. Quinn Curry ... assistant to producer
Abby Emmett ... production coordinator
Jay Floyd ... Clearance Administrator
Sam Franco ... production assistant: Wardrobe
Rebecca Gausnell ... dialect coach: mr skrein
Shellie Gillespie ... production accountant
Maritza Gomez ... production assistant
Ana Guerrero Guillen ... production services manager
Kevin M. Jacobs ... production assistant (as Kevin Jacobs)
Eva Jensen ... studio teacher
Robert Maasin ... additional set production assistant
Nicole Machon ... production secretary
Francisco Montás ... production assistant: Dominican Republic
April Moore ... assistant: Barry Jenkins
Gilberto Morillo ... production accountant
Rafael Elias Munoz ... VP Production Pinewood DR Studios (as Rafael Munoz)
Mariella Navarro ... production coordinator
Tony Osso ... script supervisor
Sebastian Pardo ... Title Design
Anthony Penczner ... production assistant
Amalia Ramírez Atiles ... production assistant: Dominican Republic
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Lupe Salinas ... second assistant accountant
Lisa Sever-Ferraro ... assistant production coordinator
Dennis Smith ... set medic
Adam Taylor ... first assistant accountant
Michael Toledo ... production assistant
Maxwell Velazquez ... key set production assistant

Thanks

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André Des Rochers ... Special Thanks
Philipp Engelhorn ... special thanks
Michael Raisler ... special thanks
Elliott Whitton ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Baldwin's novel "follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover's innocence while carrying their first born child. It's a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives." Written by indiewire

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Taglines Trust Love All the Way See more »
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Also Known As
  • Si Beale Street pouvait parler (France)
  • El blues de Beale Street (Spain)
  • Se la strada potesse parlare (Italy)
  • Если Бил-стрит могла бы заговорить (Russia)
  • Se a Rua Beale Falasse (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The first trailer was released on August 2, 2018, which would have been the 94th birthday of novelist James Baldwin. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in And The Nominees Are... (2018). See more »

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