‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Director Barry Jenkins on the film’s UGA Connection and Why He Altered the Iconic Novel’s Ending

As the lights came up last fall at the advance screening of “If Beale Street Could Talk,” the film’s director and screenwriter Barry Jenkins spotted a familiar face in the Atlantic Station movie theater — University of Georgia English and African-American Studies professor Ed Pavlic. After seeing Jenkins’ 2008 indie feature “Medicine for Melancholy,” Pavlic […]