On a cold night in the Midwest, a black man and a black woman have a forgettable first date. As the two drive home, a police officer pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. The situation quickly escalates and tragically one of them kills the police officer in self-defense. Fearing for their lives, the duo are forced to go on the run. Police-cam footage of the incident goes viral and the fugitives inadvertently become figures of trauma, grief and humanity as they drive across the country.
QUEEN & SLIM is the bold, thrilling and powerful feature directorial debut from AFI alumna Melina Matsoukas (INSECURE, #Beyonce’s “Formation”). Lena Waithe (MASTER OF NONE) pens a sharp script confronting the toll of racism and violence in America today. Together, these trailblazing women craft a consciousness-raising and essential film. Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, John Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moore.
When & Where:
TCL Chinese Theatre Los Angeles
November 14, 7:30 p.m.
The AFI FEST runs 14- 21 November 2019. For more films check out the website.