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Film Screening: Queen and Slim

By 13th October 2022April 14th, 2023No Comments

Sunday 30th October, 14:00 – 16:25 (incl. a 10 minute comfort break)
Film length 127 minutes , Rating 15

As part of Arts Diverse-City Black History Month celebrations, we’re hosting a screening of the highly acclaimed film Queen and Slim, directed by award-winning Melina Matsoukas, at the Heroines Quarter in the Eastgate.

Queen, played by Jodie Turner-Smith and Slim, played by Daniel Kaluuya, are on their way back from their first date when they are pulled over by a police officer because of “swerving.” The white officer is harsh and hostile, which aggravates Queen. She relies on her intelligence and lawyer training to remind the officer of the perimeters of his power. But the officer preys on Slim’s fear and kind-heartedness, first telling him he needs to be frisked before proceeding to search his car, without a warrant mind you. The interaction escalates, and Slim finds himself on his knees with his hands on his head, a pistol pointed at his face. Queen steps out of the car and reaches for her phone to record, but the cop shoots at her, the bullet grazing her leg. Slim lunges for the gun, and the officer and Slim wrestle until Slim manages to obtain the weapon and shoots the cop in self-defense, killing him. Queen and Slim are now on the run.

Attendance is free, but booking is essential to guarantee a seat.