Directed by Barry Jenkins, starring Kiki Layne, Regina King, Stephan James.
Set in early-1970s Harlem, IF BEALE STREE 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).
In the tradition of the Hall’s popular, long running off-season series “Food On Film” (on hiatus for 2020), “Soup & Cinema” will celebrate film and community by pairing engaging entertainment with an intimate, cozy and communal dining experience, all for a low cost to attendees. Event menus will consist of a hearty and delicious house-made soup, locally baked bread, and dessert. Curated by Managing Director Vanessa Downing, the movie selections are four award-winning titles from the last decade. The series tagline “Let’s Go There” references an overarching theme in all of the films: Setting and atmosphere play distinct roles in the storytelling of each film, beautifully immersing audiences in place and time.