On a first date, a black man and woman are stopped by a policeman over a minor traffic infraction. As the situation spirals, the man kills the officer in self-defense, forcing the two to go on the run. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives discover themselves in the most dire of circumstances, forging a powerful love that reveals their shared humanity and shapes the rest of their lives.
Directed by: Melina Matsoukas
Written by: Lena Waithe (Screenplay) & James Frey (Story)
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine
“A daring reflection of the 21st century state of race and culture in America.” – Decider
“Righteous anger surges through this urgently timely film for the era of Black Lives Matter.” – Marie Claire
“Amidst a politically aggravated backdrop, Queen & Slim takes time to consider both the brutal and the beautiful.” – Outtake Magazine