5:15 PM RED CARPET ARRIVALS
6:30 PM SCREENING
FOLLOWED BY AFTER PARTY
Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw and XD
4020 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Muhammad, a strong, handsome Hollywood film director, makes his way through the gorgeous and alluring landscapes of a rebuilt Detroit — the glistening legacy of his newly deceased stepfather Khalid, a beloved and highly regarded building contractor. Muhammad has returned for the funeral, but his own battle with addiction, which he hides from the world, drives him to immediately fade away into the sultry, late-night, drug-saturated after-hours of Detroit and an equally intoxicating romantic relationship. As he struggles to cope, Muhammad’s family and friends look to him as a leader and provider, and he forges ahead shouldering all of their needs, claiming he’s got this, even though it’s a lot — maybe too much.
Qasim Basir’s most recent film, A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good), premiered at Sundance and was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn for a nationwide theatrical release. His second film, Destined, premiered at the LA Film Festival and won several awards.
Basir’s first feature, Mooz-lum, starring Danny Glover, Nia Long, and Evan Ross, was an NAACP Image Award nominee.