SIGNATURE MOVE – Saturday Night


Director: Jennifer Reeder
2017 | USA | 82 min
Saturday, October 14; 7:00pm

SIGNATURE MOVE is a comedic and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab (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 (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 wrestler. Zaynab tries to keep her secrets from her mother, who knows more than she lets on. (SIGLFF audiences will remember Fawzia in last year’s short Spunkle, and her raucous Q&A after feature film Jamie and Jess are Not Together in SIGLFF20.)

*Local comedian, Elisia Gonzales will kick-off the evening with a short stand-up set!