Written and produced by Lena Waithe (Dear White People), and the feature directorial debut from Melina Matsoukas (Beyoncé: Lemonade), Queen & Slim is a love story set in an epidemic of police brutality. Against that violence, the story finds beauty, joy, and defiance.
The Show Me Series is a nod to our long-established proclivity as Missourians to approach new things with a hint of skepticism (until we see it for ourselves, of course). As well, a challenge to show our community all the possibilities shared experiences with film can hold — and the potential to serve as a catalyst for conversations that can move our collective pendulum closer to equity, inclusion, and unity.
Rooted in media literacy, and challenging the cinema canon — post-film discussions will take us beyond content, to interrogate form, intention, and reaction — and weave historical contexts with the here and now.