Queen & Slim
Director: Melina Matsoukas Run Time: 132 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2019
Accessibility: Closed Captions, Assisted Listening, Descriptive Audio
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Sturgill Simpson
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.