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Directed 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.

Dates & Times


UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley

Tue, Apr 25
8:05 pm

UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley

Wed, Apr 26
5:25 pm