Join us for our sixth, and final, pop-up event - Queen & Slim: An Intro to Protest.

Queen & Slim is the feature directorial debut for Melin Matsoukas centring on the story of a young couple who go on the run following their self defence killing of a police officer at a traffic stop.

Whilst on the run, the couple find that their actions have become much bigger than themselves, they have become a symbol of trauma, grief, pain and protest.

Through this event we will be questioning how film can be used to unearth difficult topics, and how it can force us to look at our society for what it is and talk back to the politics of a time with a new voice.

With support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.

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-defence.

Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defence 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.

  • Director :
  • Melina Matsoukas
  • Starring :
  • Chloë Sevigny, Daniel Kaluuya, Bokeem Woodbine, Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moore, Jodie Turner-Smith
  • Release Date :
  • 31 Jan 2020
  • Certificate :
  • 15
  • Rate This Film :
  • Rating Description :
  • Strong language, sex, nudity, violence, threat

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