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If Beale Street Could Talk

2018 | 120 min | K-12 | drama

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence

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About the movie


  • arts
  • finnish
  • history


  • family circumstances
  • learning materials
  • reading skills of movie
  • relationships
  • segregation

Educational levels

  • high schools and vocational schools


  • drama


  • based on a book
  • love story

Age limits

  • K-12


  • Sony Pictures

For media educator

Set in 1970s Harlem, the film is a beautiful love story based on James Baldwin's novel "If Beale Street Could Talk". The learning materials deal with, among other things, becoming accepted, life in Harlem in the 70s, urban cinema and different emotional states.

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