Reel Representation: Diversity in Film
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Director Jennifer Reeder will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A
Winner of the US Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at Outfest, SIGNATURE MOVE is a comedic and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab (co-writer/star Fawzia Mirza) is a Pakistani, Muslim lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a confident Mexican-American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother, Parveen (the great Shabana Azmi), has moved in and spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her only daughter. Alma’s mother is a former professional Luchadora, which Zaynab finds fascinating, as she has recently taken up lucha-style wrestling with a former pro. Like most mothers, Parveen knows more than she lets on, and things get complicated the more Zaynab tries to keep secrets from her in this most refreshing romantic comedy.
No table reservations can be made for this event.
USA, 2017, 80 minutes, In English, Urdu, & Spanish with English subtitles, Directed by Jennifer Reeder
“Plays like a hipster version of a Nia Vardalos comedy.”– J.R. Jones, CHICAGO READER