WIN: Tickets to see If Beale Street Could Talk at Clevedon’s Curzon cinema

PUBLISHED: 17:55 25 March 2019

Teyonah Parris, KiKi Layne, and Regina King star in Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk. Picture: Annapurna Pictures

Teyonah Parris, KiKi Layne, and Regina King star in Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk. Picture: Annapurna Pictures

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A love story set in America will be shown in Clevedon next week, and a Times reader will win tickets to watch the action.

If Beale Street Could Talk will be screened at the Curzon cinema, in Old Church Road, on April 7 at 7.30pm.

Set in early-1970s Harlem, the film tells the tale 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, played by KiKi Layne.

A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust which connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James).

Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Tish embraces her pregnancy while she tries to prove Fonny is innocent of the crime.

The film honours the novel by James Baldwin of the same name and was a commercial and critical success.

It was nominated for the best adapted screenplay and best original score at the Oscars, with Regina King winning the best performance by an actress in a supporting role.

Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, Ed Skrein and Emily Rios also star in the movie.

Barry Jenkins, who directed 2016 Oscar winner Moonlight, leads the film’s team behind the camera.

The Times has teamed up with the Curzon for one lucky reader to win a pair of tickets to the April 7 screening.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on April 1.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

By entering this competition draw you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant and the cinema.

Please note, Curzon staff and volunteers are not eligible to enter this competition.

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