A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.
Slim and Queen's 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-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country.
“A POTENT LOVE STORY FOR OUR TIMES.”
- Adam Graham, Detroit News
“THERE’S NO GETTING AROUND THE APPEAL OF THESE TWO CHARACTERS, AS KALUUYA AND TURNER-SMITH PLAY THEM…”
- Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“THE ‘RHETORIC’ OF QUEEN & SLIM REVERBERATES WITH ANGER AND LOVE AND MOURNING.”
- Sheila O’Malley, RoberEbert.com
9pm QUEEN & SLIM