Tuesday, August 28, 2018

If Beale Street Could Talk Teaser Trailer

Back from a brief hiatus, I'm here to talk about the teaser trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, directed by Barry Jenkins who is best known for the celebrated and infamous (ouch! that Oscars mix up) movie Moonlight. Light on plot details but heavy with atmosphere, I found this to be an excellently made trailer. Noticing how quiet the theater had gone, I looked around quickly to realize that everyone had their eyes locked on the screen. I think, like me, they were drawn in by the intense scenes of direct eye contact with the characters. After it was over, I wanted to stand up and say "Excuse me everybody but can we give Regina King an award of some sort right now?".

If Beale Street Could Talk based on the novel by James Baldwin and starring Kiki Layne, Stephen James, Regina King and Teyonah Parris will open on November 30th.