Barry Jenkins Stays Faithful To James Baldwin Novel In ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Adaptation – Toronto Studio

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Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins made a stop at the Deadline Studio ahead of the Toronto Film Festival premiere of If Beale Street Could Talk, his adaptation of the 1974 novel by James Baldwin. The story follows a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover's innocence while pregnant with their first child. “There was something very pure about young black love that was depicted and also the family dynamic of the Rivers and the Hunts…