Actors: Curtiss Cook Jr., Kerwin Johnson Jr., Annie Grier
Director: Jay Dockendorf
From Gay Essential
Released in 2015 and directed by Jay Dockendorf, Naz & Maalik is set over the course of a day in New York City, two closeted gay black Muslim teens go about their day under FBI surveillance. The film stars Curtiss Cook Jr., Kerwin Johnson Jr. and Annie Grier.
Read our interview with Jay Dockendorf
“A refreshing and relevant cinematic representation, “Naz & Maalik” is an impressive debut for filmmaker and actors.”
— Katie Walsh, The Playlist
“Original stories about underrepresented characters are hard to come by these days, and Naz & Maalik succeeds at not just finding a niche, but rising above the clever concept and delivering a powerful treatise on what it is to be young and disenfranchised in New York City.”
— Dan Gentile, Austin Chronicle
“This film, therefore, stands as quite unique. It might be the first to have two African-American, gay Muslims in love. It's a powerful, first step in changing or widening perceptions about young Muslim men, and their place in this world.”
— The M Report
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Unrated
- Studio: Wolfe Video
- DVD Release Date: January 26, 2016
- Run Time: 86 minutes
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