New film Queen & Slim illuminates real world issues & creates dialogue on race relations
Our friends at Entertainment One reached out to give us the first glimpse at a powerful new film coming out towards the end of November.
Queen & Slim is an incredibly important film that touches on and illuminates real world issues. It has the power to help shift cultural norms, create meaningful dialogue on race issues and challenge the way we perceive the world around us.
The film was directed by Melina Matsoukas, who directed Beyoncé’s “Formation” video and did the Nike “Equality” campaign), with Lena Waithe (Master of None, Dear White People, Ready Player One) brought in as the screen writer.
Queen & Slim will be in theatres on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Check out the synopsis of the film and the official trailer below:
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.
For information check out the official site, QueenAndSlim.com.
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