Some of our international fans could have already watched this movie.
Queen & Slim which got an international release last year – will be arriving at local cinemas next week.
The movie is directed by Melina Matsoukas and brings a solid cast which includes Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny and Sturgill Simpson to name a few. The plot follows two African-Americans who go on the run after killing a police officer during a traffic stop gone wrong.
In the movie:
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.
Queen & Slim was first premiered at the AFI Fest in November last year and was released in the U.S in the same month.
The movie will arrive at local cinemas on 14 February 2020.
Here’s the trailer to give you a tease:
Starring: Lena Waithe, Daniel Kaluuya, Melina Matsoukas, Jodie Turner-Smith
Genre: Drama, Crime
Director: Melina Matsoukas