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Cinnabar Film Series: If Beale Street Could Talk

Sep. 14, 2022, 6:30 PM

Ligature Coffee 784 Cherry St Winter Park, FL 32789

Cinnabar is a monthly film series designed around hospitality and curiosity. FILMS engage our full selves. They inspire, reveal, challenge, question, and enchant us. Cinnabar was born as a micro-ministry project of Kinfolk Young Adult Ministry and is still connected to our church in that way.

What do we do? Whenever we gather, the first thing we do is share food and drinks. Our host then offers an introduction and invitation to the film they chose and we watch together, whether under the stars or in front of a twenty-foot wall. Finally, we circle up to reflect together. Our one rule is we never say a film was good or bad; we just talk about the impressions it made on us.

Coming up on September 14th: If Beale Steet Could Talk

“If you’ve trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all the way.”

David Witwer, Kinfolk Lay Leader, is excited to share If Beale Street Could Talk with Cinnabar and here’s why:

I first saw this film a few years ago, but I remember watching it like it was yesterday. It is poetic cinema through and through—evocative and lyrical and vibrant. It’s an important film for the ways it features and celebrates Black characters and stories. But its particularity is also transcendent as it dances between the realms of ordinary and extraordinary, even sacred. And it’s a pretty stunning journey into the paradox of the immense beauty and immense tragedy in our world.
Note: This film is intended for adults and contains scenes of sexuality, racially-motivated violence, and explicit language.

We’re once again at Ligature Coffee, which is a brown building with our new signs out front!