At The Movies: Queen And Slim turns rage into action while Disturbing The Peace sows confusion

In Queen And Slim by award-winning music video director Melina Matsoukas, Daniel Kaluuya's Slim (left) and Jodie Turner-Smith's Queen are on a Tinder date.
In Queen And Slim by award-winning music video director Melina Matsoukas, Daniel Kaluuya's Slim (left) and Jodie Turner-Smith's Queen are on a Tinder date.PHOTO: THE PROJECTOR

SINGAPORE - A young black couple are out for a drive. A white officer pulls them over. The policeman is agitated and aggressive. The two assert their rights as citizens. The result is a bad stop, a bad night and a body on the ground.

There is a sub-genre of American documentary films built on incidents like these, the kind that fill viewers with white-hot rage and there is nowhere to put the feelings.

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