Signature Move

Nominee
SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award
South by Southwest
Nominee
SXSW Gamechanger Award
South by Southwest
'Signature Move' is a film adept at finding the gaps in this tangle of personal, familial and cultural stories.

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Signature Move

In Chicago, Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza) is a thirty-something American-Pakistani lawyer who lives with and cares for her recently widowed, TV-obsessed mother (legendary Indian actress Shabana Azmi). Alma (Sari Sanchez) is a free-spirited Mexican-American bookshop owner. After meeting in a bar, the two quickly fall into bed and embark on a romance...but problems aren’t far behind. Zaynab’s traditional mother still expects her daughter to marry a man, while Alma finds herself reluctant to get involved with the closeted Zaynab, leaving them at odds despite their strong attraction for each other. And then there’s Zaynab’s latest interest: training in Lucha-style wrestling with a former pro grappler! Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best U.S. Narrative Feature at Outfest and a worldwide festival darling following its SXSW premiere, critics and fans alike agree on the film called "a gem" by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Genre
Romance, Comedy, LGBT, Women and Film
Runtime
80
Language
English
Director
Jennifer Reeder
Cast
Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Molly Brennan, Mark Hood
Awards:
Nominee, SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award, South by Southwest
Nominee, SXSW Gamechanger Award, South by Southwest
FEATURED REVIEW
Sophie Mayer, Sight and Sound

Jennifer Reeder was in London to screen her feminist skatepunk short 'Crystal Lake' at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival – and five months later she’s back for the 2017 Flare LGBT Film Festival with her feature 'Signature Move,' from a screenplay by Lisa Donato and Fawzia Mirza, who also takes the ...

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