QUEEN AND SLIM
January 10 – 16
QUEEN AND SLIM
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. Joining a legacy of films such Set It Off and Thelma & Louise, Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.
Dir: Melina Matsoukas / 2019 / US / 133 min
“Game-changing work from screenwriter Lena Waithe, director Melina Matsoukas and actors Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith turn this tale of an outlaw couple on the run in Trump’s racially charged America into incendiary protest art.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Queen & Slim is a powerful look at places and issues not often explored in movies, and it’s unusual for being a big studio film starring two people of color created by people of color.” – Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
“Queen & Slim has a remarkable power.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
SCREENING: FRI 1/10 9:00PM; SAT 1/11 9:00PM; SUN 1/12 7:30PM; WED 1/15 4:00PM; THU 1/16 7:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.