SAWCC is thrilled to collaborate with Oscilloscope Laboratories to offer tickets for the premiere of JOYLAND, followed by a Q&A at Film Forum. The Q&A will feature writer/director Saim Sadiq, co-writer Maggie Briggs, producers Apoorva Charan and Lauren Mann, and actors Ali Junejo and Rasti Farooq.
Tickets are limited, and are free for those who RSVP. To reserve your tickets, please see this link. The available screening + Q&A times are:
April 7 at 7:50 pm
April 8 at 2:35 pm
209 W Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
A film of groundbreaking firsts—the first Pakistani film to play at the Cannes Film Festival and to be shortlisted for the Best International Feature Oscar®. Initially banned in its home country for its LGBTQ+ themes, JOYLAND is a visually radiant, subversive family drama set in the bustling megacity of Lahore. Pressured to earn his own salary, soft-spoken house husband Haider is hired to dance in an erotic show — something he’s at pains to hide from his nosy family. He’s drawn to the show’s star, an irrepressible trans woman (Alina Khan, in a tour-de-force performance); their relationship predictably takes unpredictable turns. This striking feature debut upends traditional gender roles and identities through a story of complex and imperfect expressions of love.
With support from the R.G. Rifkind Foundation Endowment for Queer Cinema