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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.

Creative dynamo Qasim Basir returns to Sundance (A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. 2018 Sundance Film Festival), forging a fresh exploration of addiction, loss, and love with this stunningly beautiful love letter to Detroit. Featuring an exceptional Amin Joseph as Muhammad, To Live and Die and Live is an emotional testament to the astonishing power community can provide in a cruel world.

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Audience Advisory: This film contains strobe effects and may potentially trigger seizures. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    105 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Qasim Basir
  • Screenwriter
    Qasim Basir
  • Producer
    Samantha Basir,Dana Offenbach
  • Cast
    Amin Joseph,Skye P Marshall,Omari Hardwick,Cory Hardrict,Dana Gourrier,Maryam Basir