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Big Sean buys out Detroit theater to screen ‘Queen & Slim’

200 fans will be admitted to the free movie.

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On Wednesday (Nov. 27), the highly anticipated film Queen & Slim hit theaters. Now, Detroit-born rapper Big Sean is celebrating the film and Black Friday by taking his home city out to the movies.

On Wednesday (Nov. 27), Sean announced on Instagram that he’d be hosting a private screening of Queen & Slim on Friday (Nov. 29) at the Emagine Royal Oak theater.

“This movie so [fire],” he wrote. “N for BLACK Friday we supporting This amazing film Queen n Slim. Free movie on me! If u in Detroit FRIDAY enjoy! Giving away tickets at Royal Oak Emagine 1:00pm full details on da flyer! Congrats to [Lena Waithe] and keep up the incredible work!”

According to the event’s flyer, tickets for the screening will be distributed at the Emagine Royal Oak theatre box office on Friday (Nov. 29), starting at 1 p.m. EST. Tickets will go for free to the first 200 people, with a two-ticket limit per person. The movie will start at 7 p.m. EST that night.

Directed by Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim stars Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya as Slim and marks Jodie Turner-Smith’s first starring role as Queen. The film also marks the first feature-length project penned by the multi-talented Lena Waithe.

Back in June, Waithe told Complex what movies inspired the film Queen & Slim.

Bonnie & Clyde changed the conversation. Thelma & Louise is iconic,” she said. “But the thing that they aren’t realizing is another reference for me would be Set It Off. In terms of black people being at a very difficult place with their back being against the wall and nothing that they [can] do [but] to keep going.”

The film was scored by Devonté Hynes, also known as Blood Orange, who first released cuts “Hair” and “Kiss All Your Scars.” Earlier this month, Motown also released a Queen & Slim soundtrack, which featured songs by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Vince Staples, Megan Thee Stallion and more.

Catch the Queen & Slim trailer below.

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