Malcolm & Marie is a film that follows the rhythm of conversation, providing a brief glimpse into a turbulent, passionate relationship. Written and directed by Sam Levinson, the film is a showcase for its stars, Zendaya and John David Washington, who inhabit the titular characters with verve and vulnerability, subtly shifting their performances along with the relationship dynamics. Shot in crisp black-and-white and filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Malcolm & Marie offers a throwback to the classic films Malcolm loves, while positing a new way forward for character-driven cinema in the modern landscape.
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Tonight, Zendaya is hosting a Twitter watch party for Malcolm & Marie, and will participate in an afterparty on Clubhouse following the film. Press play on the film at 6pm PT and head to Clubhouse at 7:45pm PT for a conversation with Zendaya and Sam Levinson.
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