ABOUT THE FILM
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.
Director Jennifer Reeder
Writers Fawzia Mirza, Lisa Donato
Producers Brian Hieggelke, Fawzia Mirza, Eugene Sun Park, Hugh Schulze
Executive Producers Michael Shannon, Nabeela Rasheed, Jan Hieggelke
Editor Felix Pineiro
Cinematographer Christopher Rejano
Production Designer Amanda Brinton
Costume Designer Kate Grube
Sound John Wong
Music Carlos Villalobos, Jr.
Cast Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Mark Hood, Molly Brennan
2017: SXSW (World Premiere)
DCP, Blu-Ray, DVD
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