Sembène Film Festival: If Beale Street Could TalkSunday, November 17, 2019 @ 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a matinee screening of If Beale Street Could Talk presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. This is the fourth and final program of a four night festival held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.
Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream. (run-time 117 minutes)
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, through film and other complementary cultural events. The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembène and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.