Naz & Maalik
First screened in November 2015
Director: Jay Dockendorf. Cast: Kerwin Johnson Jr., Curtiss Cook Jr., Annie Grier, Anderson Footman, Ashleigh Awusie, K'Sandra Sampson, Monciana Edmondson, Bradley Brian Custer, James Roach, David M. Farrington, Ibrahim Miari. Screenplay: Jay Dockendorf.

Twitter Capsule: Story a bit stutter-prone; ending doesn't satisfy. Still, affecting portrait of black gay Muslim couple. Cook a star.

VOR:   A rare U.S.-centered representation of Muslim youth, much less gay black Muslim youth. Also quite observant about New York. Some bald patches and loose ends, but promising.

Photo © 2015 Wolfe Releasing/Pecking Wilds

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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