Tuesday 12 March, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Melina Matsoukas | 2019 | Canada / USA | Cert 15 | 132 min | English language
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL TRUCK BOX OFFICE
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a dinner? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
9:25pm: Programme ends
An exploration of America’s social and political climate through the lens of a genre-defying love story. While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black couple 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-defence. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defence lawyer, are forced to go on the run.
But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, with the couple unwittingly becoming a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. Stylish, provocative, and powerful, QUEEN & SLIM tells a gripping fugitive story steeped in timely, thoughtful subtext.
Starring Jodie Turner-Smith, Daniel Kaluuya
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Directorial Debut – National Board of Review Awards
“Channels hundreds of years of systemic oppression into a blinding and beautiful work of art that feels like throwing a firecracker into a crowd.” Matthew Lucas, From the Front Row
“Tackles urgent, difficult subjects with bravery, care and adrenalised genre cool. It triumphs because it shows you the personal toll beyond the politics, and how black lives brimming with potential can still turn on one fateful moment.” Jimi Famurewa, Empire
QUEEN & SLIM is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).