Shadow And Act has an exclusive clip from behind-the-scenes of Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim.

The below clip features Matsoukas and the film’s writer, Lena Waithe, discussing whether the characters Queen and Slim are heroes. The film, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, also features Indya Moore, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloe Sevigny, Flea and Jahi Di’Allo Winston.

The official description for the film: While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a Black man and a Black woman, 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 becomes 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.

Waithe produced the film through her company Hillman Grad Productions, Matsoukas through her De La Revolución Films and James Frey (who bore the film’s original idea and treatment) through his company 3BlackDot. The film is Matsoukas’ feature film debut.

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