9000 W. College Parkway
Moraine Valley to host free “MOOZ-Lum” movie screening
A screening of the award-winning film, “MOOZ-Lum,” starring acclaimed actors Danny Glover, Nia Long and Evan Ross, will be shown Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m., in the Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Admission is free.
Writer and director Qasim Basir will be available at the end of the screening for a question-and-answer session about his movie, which received seven nominations from Black Reel Awards and a nomination from Image Awards for outstanding Independent Motion Picture.
The film tells the story of an African-American Muslim family whose lives are changed by the September 11 attacks, with an in-depth look at Tariq Mahdi (Evan Ross) who, amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he never had, enters college. With help from new peers, family and mentors, he finds his place, but the September 11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.
The screening is part of the Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America project that highlights the artistic and cultural diversity of Muslim artists living and working in the United States. Funding for the Mosaics project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
For more information, call the Fine and Performing Arts Center Box Office at (708) 974-5500.
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