This film feels like a quintessentially American movie so it was surprising to find that both leading actors (Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith) are British. Slim and Queen are on their way home after a first date when they’re stopped by the police. The events that quickly follow turn them into fugitives but also symbols for the pain, trauma and terror that African Americans suffer across the country. Dubbed a black Bonnie and Clyde, director Melina Matsoukis tells a modern black love story while tackling head-on the unresolved legacy in black America.
This screening is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine
Director: Melina Matsoukas