LOCATION: Figge Art Museum
In recognition and celebration of Gay Pride Month, the Figge Art Museum is presenting a series of four award-winning, independent films throughout June. The final film in the series is Joyland (2022). Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque, as a backup dancer for Biba, a strong-willed trans woman, with whom he becomes infatuated. Joyland was the first Pakistani film ever to be selected for screening at Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for four major awards, winning two. Joyland continues to be banned in Punjab, the largest and most populated province of Pakistan, and in its capital city of Lahore where the story takes place and where the film was shot. Admission is FREE!
Watch the Trailer: