2020 is unfolding as a banner year for McQueen, COVID-19 restrictions notwithstanding. Mangrove and Lovers Rock, another Small Axe picture, were among the 56 official selections at the The Bush Push Shirt Cannes Film Festival, even though the festival itself was canceled due to the pandemic. Mangrove will open the London Film Festival on October 7. And, McQueen, whose creative roots are in the contemporary art world, had his first major retrospective at London’s Tate Modern this past summer. His “Year 3” project—in which he invited every third-grade class in London to sit for a photograph—is showing at the Tate Britain until January 31: a delightful assembly of little school-uniformed bodies and innocent faces, hailing from every corner of the globe.