QUEEN & SLIM
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Screenwriter: Lena Waithe
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Indya Moore.
In Queen and Slim, Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Jodie Turner-Smith join the ranks of outlaws on the run in iconic films like Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma and Louise. Its starts as Queen and Slim are on a mismatched Tinder date in Ohio: she’s a criminal defense lawyer, and he’s a low-key retail employee. But after a traffic stop by a gun-wielding cop goes tragically wrong, they join forces to avoid the law long enough to make it to safety in Cuba. When video of the encounter goes viral, Q & S become reluctant heroes, reflecting all of the anger, heartbreak and mistrust of being black in Trump’s America. An awesome first film by Melina Matsoukas, director of Beyonce’s Lemonade music video.
“Game-changing work from Melina Matsoukas, Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith turn this tale of an outlaw couple on the run…into incendiary protest art.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.