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The 56th NYFF Presents: If Beale Street Could Talk

October 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - October 10, 2018 @ 9:30 pm

New York Film Festival US Premiere:
If Beale Street Could Talk

Tuesday, October 9 / 7:30PM

US Premiere

If Beale Street Could Talk

Written & Directed by Barry Jenkins
Based on the classic novel by  James Baldwin
An Annapurna Pictures Release

Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.

Be among the first audiences to see this Harlem love story unfold on the big screen, in the neighborhood that is home to its characters.

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“If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless work of Black Love set in Harlem. The Apollo Theater is thrilled to partner with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Annapurna to premiere this important work in the community in which it was filmed.” - Kamilah Forbes, Apollo Theater Executive Producer


“Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.” – James Baldwin

 The 56th NYFF—Sep 28 to Oct 14—showcases the year’s best films, riveting documentaries, free talks, and more. See the full festival lineup: filmlinc.org.


  • Entrance into the screening will not be available at 125th street. Ticket holders must enter the Apollo using the theater entrance on 126th street. Please enter at 126th Street and Frederick Douglass Ave.
  • Ticket pick up and Will Call begins at 6pm. Please bring Photo ID for Will Call.
  • Please arrive early. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets not picked up by 7:15pm will be released to the standby line.
  • The Apollo Theater Box Office at the theater's main entrance on 125th street will close at 5pm on Tuesday, October 9th. Any tickets not picked up before 5pm must be retrieved from Will Call at 126th Street and Frederick Douglass Ave.
  • Large bags and backpacks will not be permitted in the theater and must be checked at security and retrieved upon exit.
  • Recording and photography of any kind will be strictly prohibited during the film.



October 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
October 10, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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