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Hull Independent Cinema: QUEEN & SLIM
12/03/2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £7
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Melina Matsoukas | 2019 | Canada / USA| Cert 15 | 132 min | English language
While on a first date together, a black man and woman are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, and the man kills the police officer in self-defence. The couple are forced to go on the run, but a video of the incident makes them a national symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain. A timely, stylish, provocative and powerful fugitive story.
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).
The venue is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
Tickets terms and conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
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