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'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins is back with his new film 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

The director won critical acclaim for the LGBT Academy Award winning 'Moonlight'

2018-09-20

The official trailer for Barry Jenkins’ new movie If Beale Street Could Talk has been released.

Jenkins – who is best known for the Academy Award winning gay film Moonlight – is back with another moving picture based around James Baldwin’s novel of the same name.

The film follows Trish, a 19-year-old girl, who is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn baby.

However, Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned but the devoted mother-to-be and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born.

The film – which received critical acclaim after debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival - stars Stephen James of Selma fame as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Trish.

Watch the moving trailer below: