Queen & Slim, the highly anticipated film from Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas, opened strong over the Thanksgiving holiday with a $16 million box office debut.
Related: ‘Queen & Slim’ Review
About The Film:
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), 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.
Watch The Trailer:
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