The Curtain goes up on the the World Premiere of the Opening Night film Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas.
Queen & Slim is a story of a first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defense. Now labelled cop killers in the media.
Release date: November 27, 2019 (USA) Director: Melina Matsoukas Screenplay: Lena Waithe Production companies: Makeready, Entertainment One, BRON Creative, Hillman Grad Productions, 3Blackdot, De La Revolución Films Producers: Melina Matsoukas, Lena Waithe, James Frey, Michelle Knudsen, Andrew Coles Starring : Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloë Sevigny,Flea, Bokeem Woodbine, Indya Moore Story: James Frey, Lena Waithe Music: Devonté Hynes Cinematographer: Tat Radcliffe Editor: Pete Beaudreau Distributor: Universal Pictures