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Film Studies Film Series and Events

Film Studies Film Series and Events

DePauw's Film Studies Film Series screens thought-provoking, critically acclaimed films throughout the academic year. The Fall 2019 season includes:

Free admission 

 

Queen & Slim (2019)

Wednesday, February 12 at 7pm
Screening and discussion

Screening: PEELER Art Center Auditorium

Post-Film PANEL Discussion at the Justin and Darriane Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Co-Sponsored by africana studies, The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, the Justin and Darriane Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Greencastle chapter of the naacp

Queen & Slim (2019) focuses on an African American lawyer, "Queen" (Jodie Turner-Smith), who has dinner with her African American Tinder date, "Slim" (Daniel Kaluuya), only because she didn't feel like being alone that night. That date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. The situation subsequently escalates. Slim ultimately takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defense. Now labelled cop killers by 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 racial tension, trauma, terror, grief, and pain for people all across the country.