Naz and Maalik are two boys coming of age in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, fighting to find their own paths against the odds of an entire laundry list of labels: they are both Muslim, gay, and closeted from their families. They are also coming to terms with their relationship with each another as best friends, classmates, business partners, and lovers.
In director Jay Dockendorf’s feature debut, he delves into the expectations that are inherent to each of the identities these two young men explore in an unflinchingly honest look at what it means to be alive in a post-9/11 world, one in which fear gives way to suspicion gives way to prejudice.
Naz & Maalik premiered at SXSW last year, and has since taken home several prestigious honors, including the IWC Filmmaker Award from the Tribeca Film Institute, the Best LGBT Film at the Nashville Film Festival, and the Jury Award for Best Actors in a U.S. Dramatic Feature at Outfest Los Angeles.
Please join The Seventh Wave for a special screening of the film.
When: Thursday, March 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $7 at the door, which goes toward bringing more events to our TSW community.
Where: Videology Bar
Bring a friend (or two!), grab a drink, and settle in for a movie night + mingle.
TSW Side Convo: ON STEREOTYPES, DIALOGUE, AND THE “DANGER OF POTENTIAL”
**Food and drink for purchase at the bar