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Directed by Haya Waseem

Cast: Aroo Jazeem, Ashir Azeem, Bushra Azeem

Official Selection, 2021 Toronto International Film Festival

In her first year at college, Sheila falls in love with a fellow dancer. The idea of being with a white guy, though, starts to mysteriously manifest in her mind and body as an imagined internal conflict: what will her parents think? How will this affect her relationship with the Pakistani immigrant community she grew up in? Director Haya Waseem concocts a swirling chiller of raging passion, paranoia, music, and movement, and a narrative riddle that woos our empathy for a character in crisis.

The screening of QUICKENING is free for Pac Arts members. Digital voucher codes will be emailed from Filmbot so you can reserve your tickets in advance. Members may also pick up their free tickets at the UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley.

Dates & Times


UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley

Tue, Apr 26
7:45 pm