While on a first date together in Ohio, a young black couple are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when a police officer is killed in self-defence. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the couple are forced to go on the run – but the incident is captured on video and goes viral, as the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, grief and pain for people across the country.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.
Starring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Blank Panther) as "Slim", and Jodie Turner-Smith (in her first feature-film role) as "Queen", Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.
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