Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins’ follow-up film to the highly acclaimed ‘Moonlight’.
In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born.
A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James as Fonny and newcomer KiKi Layne as Tish.
“a heart-stopping cinematic love story, told with a tough but tender truthfulness that left me weeping and swooning. It’s a terrific film, as sinewy as it is sensuous, interweaving stark social-realist themes of prejudice, oppression and imprisonment with a poetic evocation of love, loss and, ultimately, transcendence”
– Mark Kermode, The Observer
23 March 2019 7:30PM