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.
Black Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Screenplay award winner!
Florida Film Critics Awards: Best First Film award winner!
National Board of Review, USA: Best Directorial Debut award winner!
4/4 Stars! “searing, timely and brilliant…This is one of the best and most important movies of the year.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
4/4 Stars! “a great romance that makes us care passionately about the couple at the center of the story. ” (The Aisle Seat)
5 Stars! “Lena Waithe’s screenplay is absolute perfection…clear vision of director Melina Matsoukas and the stunning work of cinematographer Tat Radcliffe – two elements that combine to make a film that is visually breath-taking…all perfectly woven together into one exquisite piece of storytelling.” (HeyUGuys)