Sarfraz Manzoor

Writer

Writer

Sarfraz Manzoor on KCRW

In the new coming-of-age movie ‘Blinded by the Light,’ newcomer Viveik Kalra plays Javed, a lonely and repressed teenager dealing with tough financial times and anti-Muslim sentiment…

Making ‘Blinded by the Light,’ following a red carpet run-in with Springsteen

In the new coming-of-age movie ‘Blinded by the Light,’ newcomer Viveik Kalra plays Javed, a lonely and repressed teenager dealing with tough financial times and anti-Muslim sentiment…

from The Business

More from KCRW

My Black LA is a community-generated archive project highlighting works by African-American artists, writers, and creators.

from Stories

Streaming services are constantly looking for ways to fight churn, which is when viewers sign up for a service and then drop it after they’ve watched a particular show.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Director Chloe Zhao on the significance of a sunset.

from The Treatment

Much of what distinguishes New Orleans today from other American cities can be traced back to deep French and African influences from the Caribbean Island now called Haiti.

from Music Special Programming

During the pandemic, many renters have stayed in their homes because of local and state eviction protections, but are still on the hook for back rent.

from Greater LA

David Duchovny speaks about his new novel, “Truly Like Lightning,” and its plot that matters.

from Bookworm

Today, director Channing Godfrey Peoples and producer Neil Creque Williams finish each other’s sentences. More than a decade ago, they were just two graduate film students at USC.

from The Business

"Little Fish" finished shooting many months before Covid-19 hit, but it gets some things right and other things very right, even though the virus in the movie attacks your memory…

from Film Reviews

Photographer Alexis Hunley shares her experiences documenting life in LA’s Black neighborhoods

from Stories