Apple's LA Premiere Of 'Hala' At AFI FEST 2019


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 18th.

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.


Geraldine Viswanathan



Gabriel Luna, Minhal Baig, Director/Writer/Producer, Geraldine Viswanathan, Azad Khan, Purbi Joshi and Jack Kilmer



Jada Pinkett Smith, Executive Producer, and Minhal Baig, Director/Writer/Producer



Jada Pinkett Smith, Executive Producer, Minhal Baig, Director/Writer/Producer, and Geraldine Viswanathan



Jada Pinkett Smith, Executive Producer, Minhal Baig, Director/Writer/Producer, Geraldine Viswanathan and Jana Babatunde-Bey, Executive Producer



Jana Babatunde-Bey, Executive Producer



Jamal M. Watson, Producer, Seitu Jemel Hart, Jada Pinkett Smith, Executive Producer, and Jana Babatunde-Bey, Executive Producer, and Amani al-Khatahtbeh



Jamal M. Watson



Jada Pinkett Smith, Executive Producer



Gabriel Luna



Azad Khan



Jack Kilmer



Tallulah Willis and Jack Kilmer



Purbi Joshi



Minhal Baig, Director/Writer/Producer, and Purbi Joshi



Minhal Baig, Director/Writer/Producer
Minhal Baig, Director/Writer/Producer



Geraldine Viswanathan