‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ real life sculptor


‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

The film, based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name, is first and foremost a story of love in the midst of racism, but it’s also about artistic drive and creativity. Alonzo, known to loved ones as Fonny, is struggling to sculpt himself into something more than a kid from the Harlem ghetto.

READ: Meet the Real-Life Sculptor Who Made Art for the Oscar-Nominated Film 'If Beale Street Could Talk' | artnet News

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