Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim

May 25, 2022
A police stop and an act of self defense take a couple on their first date on the run. As the footage of the incident goes viral, the two become a powerful symbol for the terror and pain of Black people across the country.

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series SHOW ME: Season 1

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.

Presented By

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.

Director(s): Melina Matsoukas
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith
Year Released: 2019
Runtime: 132 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English
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