First show: November 22

“In expanding her 2016 short into a feature, writer-director Minhal Baig has made a coming-of-age charmer that’s adamantly ordinary.” -Variety

Geraldine Viswanathan plays the titular character Hala, a young Muslim teenage girl seen here resting at a skate park.

Seventeen-year old Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) navigates her senior year of high school when she starts to develop feelings for her classmate, Jesse (Jack Kilmer).  Raised in a conservative Muslim household by her mother, Eram (Purbi Joshi) and father, Zahid (Azad Khan), her growing feelings are at odds with her traditional upbringing. At the same time, she finds herself grappling with the knowledge of a secret that threatens to unravel her family.

Directed and written for the screen by Minhal Baig. Starring Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Taylor Blim, Anna Chlumsky and Purbi Joshi and Azad Khan. 2019. 93 mins. In English and Urdu with English subtitles. An Apple Original film.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.



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