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Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Saim Sadiq Run Time: 127 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 2022 Language: Urdu

Starring: Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Rasti Farooq, Salmaan Peerzada, Sarwat Gilani

Saim Sadiq’s film explores the many sides of love and desire in a patriarchal society. Gentle and timid, Haider lives with his wife Mumtaz, his father, and his elder brother’s family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, he finally lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality, he is a backup dancer. As he acclimates to the new job, Haider becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman Biba who runs the show—an unforeseen partnership that opens his eyes and ultimately his worldview, in ways both unexpected and intimate.


6/2/23 @ 12:10 pm
6/3/23 @ 7:00 pm
6/4/23 @ 3:25 pm
6/5/23 @ 7:00 pm
6/6/23 @ 9:30 pm
6/7/23 @ 12:00 pm
6/8/23 @ 7:15 pm w. an intro from Rangoli

Joyland with an Introduction from Rangoli Pittsburgh
7:15 pm – June 8 – $12
We’re thrilled that members of Rangoli Pittsburgh — a community organization dedicated to creating community and uplifting the voices of LGBTQ+ South Asians in Pittsburgh –will give short intro about queer South Asian history, particularly in film, before a screening of the fantastic new film Joyland.