QUEEN & SLIM – Thu 12 March – Hull Truck Theatre

Queen & Slim | Dir: Melina Matsoukas | 2019 | Canada / USA| Cert 15 | 132 min | English language


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

Programme details

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).

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