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Oscilloscope Laboratories’ Cannes Jury Prize Winner and Independent Spirit International Film winner Joyland is coming to The Frida Cinema for a limited one-weekend engagement!
As a patriarchal family yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue their family line, their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for a transgender starlet.
The first Pakistani film to officially compete at Cannes it screened in Un Certain Regard winning the Jury Prize then playing at TIFF, Sundance and New Directors/New Films. It is still banned in much of Pakistan due to themes of queerness and inclusiveness.
Joyland screens starting Friday, May 19th.
Friday, May 19 – 12:15pm, 3pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20 – 12:15pm, 3pm, 7:15pm
Sunday, May 21 – 2pm, 6pm