Ahead of the November 30 theatrical release of “If Beale Street Could Talk,” director and screenwriter Barry Jenkins spoke with novelist Angela Flournoy (“The Turner House”) for a profile in The New York Times Magazine. The article, for the publication’s “Culture Issue,” debuted online today (October 4).

Jenkins and several of his colleagues discussed adapting James Baldwin’s novel for the big screen, Jenkins’ own trajectory and other aspects of his personal and creative lives with Flournoy. Read the following key excerpts before visiting NYTimes.com for the full profile:

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