Apple’s LA Premiere of ‘Hala’ at AFI FEST 2019

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 18: Jada Pinkett Smith, Executive Producer, Minhal Baig, Director/Writer/Producer, and Geraldine Viswanathan attend Apple’s LA Premiere of “Hala” at AFI FEST 2019 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatre, Los Angeles, on November 18, 2019.
Today at the AFI FEST premiere of Hala, Minhal Baig, Jada Pinkett Smith, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gabriel Luna, Jack Kilmer, Purbi Joshi, Azad Khan, Jamal Watson, Caleeb Pinkett, Jana Babatunde-Bey, Marsha L. Swinton, Ari Lubet, and Aaron Carr walked the red carpet on Monday, November 18.

Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to balance desire with her familial, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into her own, she grapples with a secret that threatens to unravel her family. Written and directed by Minhal Baig and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, Hala was an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed, written, and produced by Minhal Baig along with producers Clarence Hammond and Jamal Watson. Executive produced by Jana Babatunde-Bey, Jada Pinkett Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, Marsha L. Swinton, Ari Lubet, and Aaron Carr. The celebrated cast of Hala includes Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Anna Chlumsky, Purbi Joshi, and Azad Khan.Hala opens in select theaters on November 22, 2019, before it debuts on Apple TV+ on December 6, 2019.

Hala will premiere globally on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers. Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at https://tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.

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