Based on this trailer, this looks like an important film. I remember back in the day when people pronounced Muslim as “Mooz-lum” and family members would get a bit grumpy about someone changing their name and taking a pass on the pork.

In the bigger picture, the filmmaker is being deliberate about how people mis-interpret, mis-pronounce and sometimes stay willfully mis-informed. “Mooz-lum” is written and directed by Qasim “Q” Basir and produced by Dana Offenbach. Danny Glover, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Evan Ross round out the cast.

A special campaign was launched to bring the film to an AMC theater in your city/community “by demand” via Eventful. This is an interesting marketing strategy, but let’s see how it works. I’ll post the link here:

Here are the top ten cities (each with under 4,000 votes to date). It’s an interesting snapshot.
1. New York City metropolitan area
2. Chicago metro area
3. Atlanta metro area
4. Los Angeles metro area
5. Philadelphia metro area
6. Detroit metro area
7. Toronto ON
8. Houston metro area
9. San Francisco metro area
10. Dallas metro area

Maybe I’m clueless, but I’m a bit surprised Washington, DC is #11 after Dallas.