Jeff York

“If Beale Street Could Talk” Speaks of the Black Experience in Poetry and Pain

“If Beale Street Could Talk” Speaks of the Black Experience in Poetry and Pain

One of the first rules of screenwriting is, “Show, don’t tell.” However, when you’re adapting author James Baldwin’s marvelous novel If Beale Street Could Talk for the screen, an exception has to be made. Baldwin’s writing is so sublime that to ignore his way with words would rob the story of too much of what […]