Screening

WFTV Event: Queen & Slim | Screening

4th February 2020 18:30

Entertainment One | 45 Warren Street | London | W1T 6AG | United Kingdom

Tuesday 4 February 2020 | 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

18:30 Arrival| 19:00 Screening Starts

Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas. Having previously directed the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce and music videos, Queen & Slim is Melina’s directorial film debut.

Synopsis

From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of some of this generation’s most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready’s unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim. While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), 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.

This event is open to WFTV members only.  If you would like to join WFTV our London membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr, membership outside the M25 is £50+ VAT per year. Please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk if you have any questions.

Members, please log-in to your WFTV account and book your ticket via Eventbrite as usual.

This event is for women in the film and television industry only.