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May 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Joyland explores the many sides of love and desire in a patriarchal society. Gentle and timid, Haider (Ali Junejo) lives with his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq), his father, and his elder brotherโ€™s family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider 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.

The unusual position shakes up the steadfast traditional dynamics of his household and enables Haider to break out of his shell. As he acclimates to the new job, Haider becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman Biba (Alina Khan) who runs the showโ€”an unforeseen partnership that opens his eyes and ultimately his worldview, in ways both unexpected and intimate. (Note: visit event website for additional dates.)


May 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Beverly Theater
515 S 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101 United States
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