Naz & Maalik: Movie Tells Story of Being Black, Gay, Muslim, And In Love

If you need something to watch over the weekend or to thought provoking film to share with your boo on Valentine's Day, we've got one for you to check out.  Naz and Maalik follows two high-school friends, who spend a hot summer day bopping around Bedford-Stuyvesant hustling lottery tickets, as well as trying to make sense of their new—and highly secretive romantic—relationship.

Over the course of the afternoon, the boys’ petty—though illicit—small-time scheming, along with their secretive dashes into alleyways to kiss, sets a high-strung FBI operative named Sarah Mickell on their tail. Having observed the teens' erratic and mountingly tense behavior, Mickell worries these two may in fact be radicalized Muslims, and surveils them as they go through their day.

Naz and Maalik's carefree afternoon starts to darken when they realize they’ve given Mickell different alibis and the boys begin to panic about being uncovered by their families.

Its a great film and its getting rave reviews.  Its currently on DVD and VOD so be sure to check it out!

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