JOSH: Presented by the South Asian Film Festival in partnership with the Pakistani Canadian Women’s Society
2:00pm - Sunday, Mar 3, 2013
The Rio Theatre Presents Canadian premiere of director Iram Parveen Bilal's film "Josh" ("Against the Grain"), starring Aamina Sheikh, Khalid Ahmed, Parveen Akber, and Faizan Haqquee.
Sunday, March 3rd
Tickets $12 in advance/$15 at the door. www.riotheatretickets.ca
*Note: This film is 19+. Please bring two pieces of ID.
Writer, producer, and director Iram Parveen Bilal will be in attendance for a special Q&A following the film. Light refreshments provided.
Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Bilal is conscious of the rare opportunity and voice she has on the filmmaking playground. Having directed internationally recognized, award-winning short films, JOSH is her feature debut. The film just premiered in Mumbai and is a recipient of the 2012 Women in Film Fund. It also made the Top 15 recommended films at the Goa Film Bazaar’s Viewing Room Catalogue. Other feature projects in development have received attention by IFP, The Academy’s Nicholl Writing Fellowship, Mumbai Sankalan Lab, Film Independent and Women In Film. Prominent awards and honors include the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Stark Special Project Scholarship, Mabel Beckman Leadership Award, Paul Studenski Fellowship and the Dean’s Cup. She is an honors graduate of CalTech and the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. More on www.iramparveenbilal.com.
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