JoylandDirected by Saim Sadiq
Cast: Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Rasti Farooq
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Best International Film, 2023 Independent Spirit Awards
In a patriarchal family beset by suppressed desires, adult son Haider finds an unexpected outlet. Haider’s scored a role as a background dancer in a local burlesque hall, a job too risqué for his father, brother, and wife, so he tells them he’s the new theater manager. Soon though he will harbor a second secret: that he has fallen smitten with the dance troupe’s leader: a glamorous transwoman who, unlike Haider, knows how to stand up for herself.
Co-Presented by San Diego Pride. Join San Diego Pride for a Happy Hour before JOYLAND on April 25, 6:30-8PM in front of UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley.