Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out photos from the recent NYC Premiere of If Beale Street Could Talk.

The debut marked the first time that a film from the New York Film Festival played at the historic Apollo Theater. Following a Q&A in the packed theater, the cast made their way to Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem hotspot Red Rooster to celebrate.

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk 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.

The film also features Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree HenryAunjanue L. Ellis, Michael BeachEd SkreinDiego Luna, Dave Franco, and Pedro Pascal. Oscar winner Barry Jenkins serves as the project’s director.

See more pics below:

KiKi Layne + Stephan James 

Barry Jenkins + Colman Domingo

Brian Tyree Henry + Regina King + Michael K. Smith 

KiKi Layne + Teyonah Parrish

KiKi Layne + Colman Domingo

If Beale Street Could Talk opens in theaters November 30.

Photo Credit: Dave Allocca/Starpix, StarPix©2018