Director Barry Jenkins discusses If Beale Street Could Talk

Director Barry Jenkins discusses If Beale Street Could Talk

November 28, 2018 DGA Q&As in Los Angeles and New York

The avenues and boulevards of Harlem come to life in Director Barry Jenkins’ new romantic drama, If Beale Street Could Talk.

Based on the acclaimed novel by James Baldwin, Jenkins’ film tells the story of Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne), a pregnant woman attempting to prove her husband's innocence following his imprisonment for a crime he didn’t commit.

Following the DGA membership screening in New York on November 28, Jenkins sat down with Director Tom McCarthy (13 Reasons Why) to discuss the making of If Beale Street Could Talk. He also spoke about the film in a conversation moderated Director Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) after the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on November 11.

In addition to If Beale Street Could Talk, Jenkins’ credits include the feature film Medicine for Melancholy; and episodes of the television series Dear White People and the forthcoming The Underground Railroad. In 2016, Jenkins was nominated for the DGA Award and the Academy Award for his feature Moonlight. He has been a DGA member since 2016.

You can listen to Jenkins' Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.

Pictures

Event photos by Marcie Revens (New York) and Byron Gamarro Los Angeles - Print courtesy of Annapurna Pictures.

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