In early 1970s Harlem, 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. 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.
Academy Award Nominee: Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay
Golden Globe Winner: Best Supporting Actress
"It's the sort of cinema that feels steeped in the past, completely of the moment and timeless all at once." - Rolling Stone
"This beautifully acted, lovingly adapted drama about love, family, and (in)justice in America deserves a wide audience." - Common Sense Media