Amazon Studios have released the trailer for Steve McQueen’s film Red, White and Blue. The third of five in McQueen’s Small Axe anthology series, the movie follows the true story of Leroy Logan (John Boyega), a forensic scientist who resolves to become a part of the police force to change racist attitudes from within only to become despised despite his exemplary work. I’m kind of amazed at the ambition of the Small Axe series and I can’t help but wonder if COVID-19 hadn’t hit if Amazon would have gone the extra mile and tried to give these five movies theatrical releases and made them an event. For those unfamiliar with the series, it is “comprised of five original films set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that tell personal stories from London’s West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination. The title is derived from the African proverb, “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.” The first film, Mangrove, is currently streaming and the next film, Lovers Rock, arrives on Friday.
Check out the Red, White and Blue trailer below. The film arrives on Prime Video on December 4th.
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