Director: Arshad Khan
Growing up in a modern yet traditional Muslim family in Pakistan,
Arshad Khan couldn’t confide his attraction to boys. His moving journey
to self-acceptance, told through home movies, animation, film clips, and
pop songs, began after the family immigrated to Canada.
Castro Theatre: Thursday, June 22, 3:30 PM
More information and tickets: https://www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide/abu
Director: Erin Heidenreich
The top-ranked female squash player in Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai has been a target of Taliban death threats since the age of sixteen. Through both peril and perseverance, she dares to defy those who seek to contain or categorize her.
Canada, Pakistan, USA/2016/80m
Castro Theatre: Sunday, June 18, 1:30 PM
Landmark Theater Piedmont: Friday, June 23, 7PM
More information and tickets: https://www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide/girl-unbound
Director: Jennifer Reeders
A closeted Muslim lawyer and a free-spirited Chicana bookstore owner find common ground in this heartfelt and funny film about how modern romance can arise from a path steeped in tradition.
Castro Theatre: Friday, June 23,6:30 PM
Landmark Theater Piedmont: Saturday, June 24, 6:45 PM
More information and tickets: https://www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide/signature-move