Two closeted Muslim teens have their Friday afternoon ruined by FBI surveillance when their small-time scheming sets an agent on their trail. Set over the course of a single day in Bed-Stuy, Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds, ten years into the War on Terror.
Shot on the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Naz & Maalik unfolds with a youthful vitality, bolstered by the charm of its lead actors.
-Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
Pre-Screening Live Music from JE Sunde 5:30-6:00pm
Before striking out on his own, Jon Sunde spent years making beautifully unusual music with The Daredevil Christopher Wright. In 2014 he released his first solo album, Shapes That Kiss The Lips Of God, with Cartouche Records out of Davenport, IA. With a love for the craft of the singer / songwriter and an admiration for artists such as Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen, he tries to write honest songs that feel good and hopefully aren’t excessively derivative. In this endeavor he has, at times, been more and less successful.
- Jay Dockendorf