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Beauty Meets Despair in Racial Injustice Movie 'Beale Street'

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Some films about race in America are angry, many are passionate, or terrifying or heartbreaking, and a few are funny. If Beale Street Could Talk, opening in U.S. theaters in major cities Friday, is marked by a quiet beauty and dignity, despite the despair that runs through it. Based on the 1974 novel with the same title by the late James Baldwin, the film is director Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his 2016 Oscar-winner Moonlight. It is the latest in a slew of movies by or about...

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