Muslims Meet Punk

The film, directed by Eyad Zahra, is based on a novel by Michael Muhammad Knight about a fictitious Muslim punk scene in the United States. The tale is told through the eyes of Yusef (Bobby Naderi), a preposterously naïve engineering student in Buffalo, whose family is from Pakistan. Yusef moves off campus into a squalid house full of fellow Muslims with some decidedly untraditional ideas about the faith. There are prayers during the day and wild parties at night.