Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) directs this Oscar winner for the best-supporting-actress, a woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.
In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recall 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.
“Much like his previous films as a director, Jenkins’ Beale Street adaptation is a richly layered and beautifully atmospheric work of cinematic poetry.” – Sandy Schaefer
Before the screening we will be joined by Cambridge’s amazing local musicians, who will be getting you into the mood. If you get hungry, Cambridge street food legends Guerrilla Kitchen, will be bringing their #bunlove to The Gonville hotel, serving their delicious steamed buns. We also have our brand-new bar where BrewBoard will be serving their stunning craft beer, so keep your picnics at home.
Enchanted Cinema is back for its 5th-year of inner-city cinematic magic. They return this year to one of their favourite venues, The Gonville Hotel’s magical gardens, in the centre of our beautiful city.
These guys are all about creating an original and vibrant cinema scene that offers an exciting way to watch a great film. Expect to be wowed by a short film before each screening, magical light installations and live music from local artists. These events are set to be the most magical of the summer.
Team EC has brought together some of the best street food vendors in Cambridge who will be serving up delicious food for Enchanted Cinema ticket holders and there will be an out-door bar and popcorn kiosk along with live music from local musicians until the screening which will begin at sunset for each film.
Seating is not allocated so be sure to arrive in advance to choose your deckchair. We are a rain or shine event so if the Great British weather surprises us and the skies open, we will have waterproof ponchos available and the show will go on!
Sit back in a deckchair, fresh popcorn and a drink in hand, and experience cinema as you never have before this summer…
Running time: 1h 59m
Film starts: 21:00
Event ends: 23:00
Running times are approximate and subject to change.