If Beale Street Could Talk

Character: Sharon Rivers

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

Written by: Barry Jenkins

Produced by: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Barry Jenkins

Cast Members: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry

Released date: December 14, 2018

Genre: Drama, Romance

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. 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.


→ Trust Love All the Way

Character’s Quotes

• I don’t want to sound foolish, but remember love is what brought you here. And if you’ve trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all the way.
• That child that’s coming, that’s your grandchild. I don’t understand you. It’s your grandchild. What difference does it make how it gets here. The child ain’t got nothin’ to do with that. Ain’t none of us got nothing to do with that!
• This is a sacrament. And no, I ain’t lost my mind. We are drinking to new life.

About Regina’s performance

Whether she’s acting, producing or directing, Regina King is an amazing creative talent. In her latest film If Beale Street Could Talk, she gives an outstanding performance as Sharon Rivers, a mother supportive of her daughter whose fiancé is thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. For her performance in this challenging role, which has received much critical acclaim, it is our honor to present the Chairman’s Award to Regina King. [Palm Springs International Film Festival – Winner for Chairman’s Award]

Script developed by Never Enough Design