The Queen of My Dreams: Closing Screening & Reception

Directed By Fawzia Mirza

Canada, Pakistan | Narrative | 97 min

For the closing screening of the 47th Annual Asian American Film Festival, we are honored to present The Queen of My Dreams, by South Asian Muslim filmmaker Fawzia Mirza, a fitting conclusion to this year’s Festival and theme of tenderness, reconnection, and relationships. This screening will take place at Regal Union Square Theatre (850 Broadway, New York, NY 10003).

After this 97-minute film screening, AAIFF programmers will sit down with writer and director Fawzia Mirza for a filmmaker Q&A, followed by our closing reception with light refreshments, held at Sugar Mouse (47 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003).

— About The Queen of My Dreams —

Queer Pakistani grad student Azra is worlds apart from her conservative Muslim mother. When her father suddenly dies on a trip home to Pakistan, Azra finds herself on a Bollywood-inspired journey through memories, both real and imagined—from her mother’s youth in Karachi to her own coming-of-age in rural Canada.

Event Details

  1. Doors Open to Public, Red Carpet

    Regal Union Square, Lobby

  2. Screening of The Queen of My Dreams

    Regal Union Square, Auditorium 14

  3. Filmmaker Q&A

    Regal Union Square, Auditorium 14

  4. Reception

    Sugar Mouse


    • Date and Time

      Sunday, August 11 2024

      7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

    • Venue

      Regal Union Square

      850 Broadway
      New York, NY 10003

    Film Details

    1. English, Urdu

    2. English

    3. 2023

    4. 97 minutes

    5. Coming-of-Age, Drama, Family, Romance

    6. Narrative

    7. Canada, Pakistan

      1. Fawzia Mirza

      Fawzia Mirza (she/they) is a White House Champion of Change in Asian storytelling and an alum of the Tribeca Film Institute. Her new feature script, HEIRLOOM, was named to the 2022 Muslim List—The Black List's curation of the best-unproduced scripts by Muslim writers. Her feature directorial debut, THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS, world premiered at TIFF 2023, had its international premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, and was nominated for the Director’s Guild of Canada’s Jean-Marc Vallée Discovery Award. She co-founded BABY DAAL PRODUCTIONS with her wife, producer Andria Wilson Mirza.

      1. Jason Levangie

        Marc Tetreault

        Andria Wilson Mirza

        Fawzia Mirza

      1. Fawzia Mirza

      1. Amrit Kaur

        Nimra Bucha

        Hamza Haq

      1. DP: Matt Irwin

        Editor: Simone Smith

        Composer: Alysha Brilla

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