Queen & Slim. The film will be released on November 27th and we could not be more excited for Canadians to see it!
Queen & Slim is an incredibly important film that touches on and illuminates real world issues. This film has the power to help shift cultural norms, create meaningful dialogue on race issues and challenge the way we perceive the world around us. With that in mind, our team is committed to ensuring that this film is on the minds of those underrepresented communities that need to see it the most when it is released.
QUEEN & SLIM:
Release date: November 27
Director: Melina Matsoukas (Director of Beyoncé’s “Formation” video and the Nike “Equality” campaign)
Screen writer: Lena Waithe (Master of None, Dear White People, Ready Player One)
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther), Jodie Turner-Smit
Synopsis: 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.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.