Naz and Maalik

Monday, May 14, 2018

David Barclay Moore presents:
NAZ & MAALIK (Jay Dockendorf, 2015)

NAZ & MAALIK centers around two closeted Muslim teens living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn whose daily mix of family responsibilities, street life, and raging hormones is interrupted by an undercover FBI agent who suspects them as terrorists. For tonight’s presenter, New York Times bestselling author David Barclay Moore, the film challenges many cliches of gay coming-of-age storylines associated with its genre. “Black queer people navigate our lives while wearing a multitude of masks, depending upon their circumstances,” Moore writes. “The two young actors in this film portray a wide variety of emotion and perspective throughout, helping it feel sympathetic, real, and timely.”

Screening as part of our ongoing series with Queer|Art|Film for their season Black Summer Nights 2: Summer in the City.

  • Country USA
  • Year 2015
  • Running Time 86 minutes
  • Director Jay Dockendorf
  • Writer Jay Dockendorf
  • Editor Andrew Hafitz
  • Cinematographer Jake Magee
  • Cast Curtiss Cook Jr., Kerwin Johnson Jr., Annie Grier, Ashleigh Awusie

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