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:   Rare U.S.-centered representation of Muslim youth, much less gay black Muslim youth. Quite observant about New York. Still, some bald patches and loose ends.

Photo © 2015 Wolfe Releasing/Pecking Wilds

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Permalink Home 2015 (wp) 2016 (us) ABC Blog E-Mail