QCC x SanghumFilm present TOUCH OF PINK: 20th Anniversary!


Every month at the Paradise Theatre, curator and host Peter Knegt is offering queers (and anyone who loves them) a classic queer film, special guests and performers, and some good old fashioned drinks and conversation in the Paradise’s stunning lobby bar. Each film is paired with a different local queer artist, who will design an original poster for the screening.

It’s always time for a Touch of Pink, though we are about to take that to the next level. On May 27th, we will be continuing our Local Queeroes series by celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ian Iqbal Rashid’s absolutely delightful 2004 romantic comedy. The screening will be in collaboration with SanghumFilm Collective, and we have invited quite the lineup of special guests: The film’s writer and director (and an absolute local queero) Rashid will be joined by various members of the cast and crew for a Q&A after the film.

Touch of Pink follows Alim (Jimi Mistry), a gay man living in London to escape the domineering eye of his conservative Muslim mother, Nuru (Suleka Mathew), who lives in Toronto. But a surprise visit from Nuru forces Alim and his boyfriend Giles (Kristen Holden-Reid) to play it straight, all with a little help from none other than the spirit of Cary Grant (played by Kyle MacLachlan, no less).

The film was the feature film debut of Rashid, who has since gone on to write and co-executive produce on the Peabody Award-winning series Sort Of, in addition to a slew of other work in film, television and literature both in Canada and the U.K. We are incredibly excited to welcome him to Queer Cinema Club, as are we to collaborate with Sanghum Film, which is a collective dedicated to showcasing films from the Indian subcontinent and its diasporas. You can read more about their work here.

The screening’s poster was created by Toronto cartoonist and illustrator Sami Alwani, and will be available for purchase before and after the film.

(Courtesy of Mongrel Media)

Monday May 27th, 8 PM/7:30 PM Doors

General Admission $15.00 + HST/eventbrite fees

Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.

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Directed by:
Ian Iqbal Rashid
Jimi Mistry, Kyle Maclachlan, Kristen Holden-Ried, Suleka Mathew
91 mins

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Mon, May 27th 8:00pm

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