How Barry Jenkins Planted The Seed For Adapting ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Long Before ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Victory

“Love cannot be taken from your heart,” says Barry Jenkins. “Love is too important.”
It is a lesson the director of Medicine for Melancholy and Moonlight—both films about love’s survival in spite of challenging circumstances—has final…

“Love cannot be taken from your heart," says Barry Jenkins. "Love is too important." It is a lesson the director of Medicine for Melancholy and Moonlight—both films about love's survival in spite of challenging circumstances—has finally learned. "You've made me sound like a f*cking romantic," he told me two years ago, when we discussed Moonlight. "And I'm a craftsman. I am a craftsman, I am a craftsman." he declared. "That's out the window with this film," he reluctantly…