Queen & Slim

Launching AFI Fest this year is the world premiere of the dramatic thriller Queen & Slim. Helmed by Melina Matsoukas—her feature directorial debut—from a script written by Lena Waithe, this riveting film follows a couple whose first date takes an unexpected turn. Pulled over by a cop for a minor traffic violation, they are soon forced on the lamb like a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, in this searing portrait of power, freedom and racial injustice in America.

Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya in Queen & Slim. Photograph by Campbell Addy.


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