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Madrid American Club Movie Night- If Beale Street Could Talk

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid American Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 02 Feb 20:15 - 22:15

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Please join the MAC for a night out at the movies!!! Then join us for a drink after!
(Movie shown in ENGLISH (VOS) with Spanish subtitles)


Protected content nominated "If Beale Street Could Talk" is a Protected content romantic drama film directed and written by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins,(Academy Award director & writer winner of "Moonlight") is based on the great American novelist, playwright, civil rights activist and social critic James Baldwin's novel of the same name. It stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry and Golden Globe Award winner Regina King . It follows a young African-American woman who, with her family's support, seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence before the birth of their child.

Director Barry Jenkins summons James Baldwin’s spirit in his adaptation of the author’s Protected content , “If Beale Street Could Talk” by immediately quoting him onscreen: “Every black person born in America was born on Beale Street, whether in Jackson, Mississippi, or in Harlem, New York. Beale Street is our legacy.” For Baldwin, Beale Street doesn’t just run through Memphis, Tennessee; it runs through the DNA of African-Americans, a symbol of our shared experience in these United States. Although we are not monolithic in thought, we are all beholden to the issues Baldwin interrogated and challenged with the words he spoke and wrote, issues like racism, injustice and so on. Protected content

"History at large is written by the victors, but Black history is protected and passed on by our storytellers, the folks—famous and not—whose life lessons filled in the blanks for what was so often missing from, or corrupted by, the general narrative. The stories of our ancestors’ trials and tribulations form a generational artery that can never be severed so long as there is someone left to tell the tale."- James Baldwin

We’ll meet outside the theater 15mins before showtime to make sure everyones arrived . The movie actually starts at 20:30h. Get your tickets in advance to be sure to get a seat. DO NOT wait for the last minute as it may be sold out.

See you at the movies!!!

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Kari von Etheridge - Group consul