If Beale Street Could Talk Home Video

“If Beale Street Could Talk” Heads Home in March

One of the year's most beautiful and most heartbreaking films is finally making its way onto home video.

Barry Jenkins' follow-up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight is his acclaimed adaptation of James Baldwin's beloved novel. If Beale Street Could Talk is nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Regina King, but should have been up for a lot more. It's magnificent and moving and can be yours to take home in March.

The Blu-ray and DVD will be available March 26. The discs include deleted scenes, a featurette on the film's many artistic flourishes and a commentary from writer-director Barry Jenkins, who has become a vital critical voice. If you can't wait, you can get it on digital starting March 12.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to cry while listening to Nicholas Brittell's score for the umpteenth time.

If Beale Street Could Talk Box Art


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.