Queen & Slim (2019) Screening Followed by Q&A with Lelanie Foster '09
Join the Sloate Media Center for a screening of Queen & Slim (2019), screenplay by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas, on Thursday, April 20th in 304 Barnard Hall.
This film follows Queen and Slim’s first date, which which takes a turn for the worse when a police officer pulls the couple over for a minor traffic violation. As tension heightens, Slim takes the police officer’s gun and shoots him in self defense. Slim and Queen decide they must now run from the law while also coming to terms with their newfound representation in the media.
Following a screening of the film, Barnard alum Lelanie Foster '09 will join us at 8:30pm to discuss her role interpreting the film through photography behind the scenes of the production. More information on Lelanie included below.
Light refreshments will be provided!
This event is open to students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumnae. Register here!
Lelanie Foster is a photographer from The Bronx, NY, whose work is centered in honoring the strength and beauty of black and brown people while encompassing themes of identity, sisterhood, beauty, and community. She recently received great acclaim for capturing the first official portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. For the movie Queen & Slim, Lelanie was handpicked to visually interpret the film through her photography. The resulting visuals serve as a celebratory tribute to Black life and culture. Lelanie’s projects stretch across the commercial, fashion, documentary, and fine art worlds and include commissions and publications by Nike, The New York Times, Universal Pictures, Hulu, BET, W Magazine and Interview Magazine amongst others.