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The Big Screen: A Baldwin Expert Breaks Down ‘Beale Street’

by Stephen Becker 24 Jan 2019 7:00 AM

We begin our annual Academy Awards preview series with a look at how James Baldwin’s novel was transformed from the page to the screen


“If Beale Street Could Talk” earned three Oscar nominations earlier this week. Barry Jenkins was one of the honorees for his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, and this week, we launch our annual Academy Awards preview series by talking about the story from book to screen with Baldwin expert Kenton Rambsy, assistant professor of African American Literature & Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington.


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