Two Gods [Online]
Jun. 11 – Jul. 1, 2021
$10 General Admission
Hanif is a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark, New Jersey. He mentors two kids — Furquan, a confident 12-year-old who comes from a rough home, and Naz, a 17-year-old who has been fighting through his own struggles as a young Black man growing up in Newark.
Hardship comes when Furquan’s home life becomes more turbulent and Naz gets caught up in a serious arrest. Hanif fears he has failed as a mentor and begins to fall into a downward spiral.
During each of their darkest moments, they take what they’ve learned from their pasts and from each other to pull through. Through faith, brotherhood and redemption they find their purpose.
“We are blessed with both the craft and the documentation of sublime empathy that Ali brings to the film.” – POV Magazine
“This is real cinema vérité, one that authentically gives say to those who often remain voiceless.” – Film Forward
“Two Gods is a beautiful, deeply empathetic piece of storytelling that takes a ground-level look at our relationship with the biggest ideas in our lives. A masterpiece just waiting to be discovered.” – Criterion Cast