The City Vault would like to invite you to the Advance Movie Screening of “If Beale Street Could Talk” on December 19h in Bethesda, MD (7:00 pm) & Baltimore, MD at (7:00 pm) .

Tickets are FREE but expected to go quickly. You must have a ticket to attend this screening but a ticket does not guarantee seating–seating is first come, first served until we reach theater capacity —GET THERE EARLY.  The Screening starts on time and there will be No Admittance after the screening begins and No duplicate passes will be accepted/allowed in the theater, (in some cases) each pass admits two and has an individual code. Contestants may apply multiple times per contest but the entrant will only win passes one time per screening. By entering this contest you are granting us permission to be signed up for The City Vault’s newsletter.

 

CONTEST RULES:

  • Follow us on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Like the Movie Post on one or all of our Social Media Pages.
  • List below in the comment section the answer to the following question: What is your definition of LOVE? Please also note which screening location you would like to attend …. Bethesda, MD or Baltimore, MD.

 

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

Academy Award-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins’ first film since the Best Picture Oscar-winning Moonlight is If Beale Street Could Talk, his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel — the first English-language feature film based on the work of the author, to whom the movie is dedicated.

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author’s prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.

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Love is living your best life.

Love is giving your heart to another person or cause without expecting something in return. _Baltimore

Love is trust.

Bethesda – thank you.

Love is overcoming obstacles because you have your eye on the prize. _Baltimore

Love is taking action towards your passions, never Ceasing never ending. Bethesda, MD

Love is holding your peace in the face of EXTREME adversity or motivation. Baltimore

Love is having complete faith in someone else.

Baltimore, MD

Love is the shared feeling of floating out of your body and experiencing euphoric weightlessness . I would love to see the movie in Bethesda. Thanks!

Love is unconditional

Baltimore

Love is caring for yourself and your patner. Bethesda!!

Would LOve to see in Baltimore

The space where your feelings are unconditional for another.

My definition of love is an intense feeling of comfort. Bethesda, please!

The space where your feelings are unconditional for another.

Bethesda

Love means an equal measure of respect and commitment to one another.

Love is constantly wanting your partner, friend, family to be well and you feel comfort around them.

Bethesda.

Love is selfless devotion.

Love is selfless devotion. (Bethesda)

Love is giving yourself freely without expectation for anything in return

Love is submission to a positive force much stronger than your stubbornness . Baltimore

Bethesda, MD

love is a feeling that grows the more you spend time with someone. It doesn’t happen overnight but it is unconditional in that no matter what someone does, whether you decide to keep them in your life or not, the love feeling doesn’t go away. It is one of the most powerful emotions.

Family, Bethesda please

Love is my family All quirks too

Love is true connection

Love is never giving up.

Love is finding your soulmate… Baltimore location

Love is freely giving each other the things we need the most. Bethesda, Md

In the words of the great James Baldwin, love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. – Baltimore

Love is a choice. – Bethesda

Love is sharing your last piece of chicken.

Baltimore, Md. Screening

ove is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails 1c orinthians 13:4-8. Love is an action not a feeling its a choice you make every day! Bethesda screening please.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails 1c orinthians 13:4-8. Love is an action not a feeling its a choice you make every day! Bethesda screening please.

Love is happiness, sadness, compassion, strength, weakness, empathy….its everything you see in yourself and others. Love is having my husband touching my feet in the middle of his sleep letting me know that he is still there to protect me through the night.

Love is a deep and constant feeling for another. Baltimore please

Love is fully committing to someone or something

Bethesda

Love is trust.
Love is communication.
Love is purple.
Love is true.
Love is Spiritual connection.
Love is music, melody, beats and song.
Love is you.
I NEED TO SEE THIS in Baltimore or Maryland

Love is trusting someone enough to put aside self and focus on their needs because you know they are mirroring the same behavior toward you. Agape love is the dying of self for the birth of the US and what do we need to a acualize our best selves. Would like to see in Baltimore

Love is forever and a never ending story.
Bethesda location

Love is eternal in which a bond will never be broken.

Love can never be destroyed and only built on a higher level throughout life.

Love is selfless and free of judgement. Would like to attend the Baltimore screening

Love is giving yourself to another without losing yourself. Bethesda, please and thank you.

The true definition of love is having someone wrap their arms around you whenever you arrive home from your job. It doesn’t matter whether things are great at the office or are going belly up. That hug is 1 confidence booster that’s needed in today’s troubling society.

love is unconditionally caring for someone or something

hoping for tickets to the screening in bethesda!

Love is familiarity, being comfortable knowing when you look at them you’re exactly where you need to be.

Bethesda

Love is seeing him every day and it feels like the first time every time. Butterflies in my stomach because I Know I’ll get to see him, touch him. Smiles on my face when people talk about him. The smile that comes across my face when I know that he is mine always and forever.

Love is seeing him every day and it feels like the first time every time. Butterflies in my stomach because I Know I’ll get to see him, touch him. Smiles on my face when people talk about him. The smile that comes across my face when I know that he is mine always and forever. Baltimore

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage
Bethesda, MD

It’s indefinable. Baltimore

Love is sacrifice, commitment, and understanding. Baltimore

Love means that without them life would not be complete.

Love is a place of peace in a world at war.

Love is a place of peace in a world at war.

I would prefer the Baltimore, MD location – Thank You.

Love is a place of peace in a world at war.

I would prefer the Baltimore location – Thank You

Judy Frumkin Bethesda

Live is thinking of others before yourself.

Love is seeing the beauty and value in all it flaws even when it hurts.

I wanna go!!!

That was supposed to be a pizza&taco emoji lol

Love is patient, love is kind, love us enduring

Love is patient, love is kind, love is enduring.

Bethesda, MD

Love is Hugs and Kisses – Bethesda please

Charles Baltimore please

Love should be unconditional and both parties should give there all. Baltimore please

Love is unconditional, it hurts, it can be scary, offer freedom and acceptance. It can heal. Baltimore, MD

Love is believing in something or someone with your whole heart and soul, believing. Baltimore, md.

Love is sacrifice and a lot of dedication. It’s also a lot of confidence in both yourself and who you love, because you’re putting so much into this feeling to make sure that it will always go right.

Love is sacrifice, dedication, and confidence. You have to have confidence to be able to put so much sacrifice into who you love, and the dedication comes from the other two.

Tiffany McKenzie-Freeman

Love is giving of and to yourself, whereby you know your worth and not willing to accept anything less than. – Bethesda

Love is unconditional.

Baltimore- Caring for others more as much as you would for yourself.

Love is beautiful and unconditional.
– Bethesda

Love is an emotion that surpasses all emotions. Love allows you to feel heartache caused by someone and the wanting of that same someone at the same time.

BETHESDA

Love is all you need. It can break down barriers, it can trump hate. Bethesda screening please. Thx

Hope to get tickets at The Charles

Always a great movie at the Charles

Definitely want to see this one

Love shares a life with someone and support each other.
Bethesda, please

Lovie is everything.
Baltimore, md

Lovie is everything. Baltimore, md

Love is everything. For Everyone. Baltimore

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