UPDATE: Can I be your legacy? See the #QueenAndSlim trailer tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Z66xsoxkrI — Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) July 30, 2019 A brand new trailer for Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim is set to […]
A brand new trailer for Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim is set to arrive online very soon, having been rated tonight by Alberta Film Ratings. We expect it to join the likes of Harriet, The Goldfinch and A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood playing ahead of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in North American cinemas next week, with an online release due in the coming days if this is indeed the case. As always, we’ll have more info here as it comes in.
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman, 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 as Bonnie and Clyde 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.
Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, the film is released November 27 in the U.S., followed by January 31, 2020, in the UK.