Director Qasim Basir returned to the Sundance Film Festival to present his new feature film, To Live and Die and Live. In it, he crafts a beautiful love letter to Detroit, Michigan by exploring the intoxication of nightlife and highlighting alluring landscapes. Amin Joseph stars as Muhammad, a Black film director who carries several heavy burdens and even worse coping mechanisms. As a testament to its strong script, Basir’s latest tackles various themes related to addiction, religion, and even manhood. And in its methodical approach towards addressing mental health, To Live and Die and Live defies and exceeds emotional expectations.
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