Film screenings

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Queen & Slim (2019)

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Screenplay: Lena Waithe

Producers: Melina Matsoukas, Lena Waithe, Andrew Coles, Michelle Knudsen

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moore 

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.

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System K (2019)

Director, Screenplay, Cinematography: Renaud Barret

Producers: Renaud Barret, Thierry Commissionat, Benoit Tschieret, Guillaume Vincent

Directed and shot by the French-born Renaud Barret, whose music doc Benda Bilili! played Cannes in 2010, this eye-opening and often eye-popping exposé, which premiered at the Berlinale, tracks an emerging wave of Congolese creators whose vibrant, sometimes disturbing works are far more provocative than the kind of street art that now fetches millions at Christie’s or Sotheby’s.


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