The Rich Mix Cinema in East London played host to the UK Premiere of Queen & Slim, the new film from Melina Matsoukas, this evening.
Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith and director Melina Matsoukas were in attendance to celebrate the film’s UK debut. The film also stars Chloe Sevigny, Flea, Bokeem Woodbine, Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moora, Benito Martinez, Jahi Di’Allo Winston and Melanie Halfkenny.
Colin Hart and Scott Davis were on the red carpet asking the question. Here are their interviews.
Queen & Slim Premiere Interviews
QUEEN & SLIM will be released across the UK & Ireland on 31 January
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. Afraid 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. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.