Critical Writing Index

A Charade to Remember: The Promise & Peril of Hollywood Dreams

by Gordon Bowness

Xtra!, July 8, 2004, no. 514, p. 29

Review of former Torontonian Ian Iqbal Rashid's debut feature film, Touch of Pink. Touch of Pink is the story of Alim, an Ismaili Canadian living with his white boyfriend, who is cheating (sort of) with his imaginary best friend Cary Grant. The film deals with race politics and the main theme is how people mismanage the tenuous boundary between fantasy and reality, hope and dispair, future and history. The article also discusses how Touch of Pink came about.

ITEM 2004.120 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Touch of PinkIan Iqbal Rashid

Muscular BridgesIan Iqbal Rashid

StagIan Iqbal Rashid