A PAKISTANI-AMERICAN MUSLIM AND A MEXICAN-AMERICAN SHOPKEEPER ARE DRAWN TO EACH OTHER IN A MULTICULTURAL ROMANCE ABOUT LIFE, LOVE… AND LADY WRESTLING!
Directed by Jennifer Reeder
Written by Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato
Co-Executive Produced by Michael Shannon
Opens in Los Angeles at Laemmle Music Hall
Followed by Nationwide debut via VOD and DVD
One of the most-talked-about LGBTQ films of 2017, Signature Move is set for a limited theatrical run alongside a national debut beginning February 9, 2018. The critically acclaimed film is the feature debut by director Jennifer Reeder and is written by Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato. Signature Move premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival followed by the L.A. Outfest where it took home the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding American Narrative Feature.
Fawzia Mirza stars as Zaynab, a thirty-something American-Pakistani lawyer living with her recently widowed TV-obsessed mother (veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi). While her mother spends her days looking for her daughter’s future husband, Zaynab escapes those traditional expectations by training in Lucha-style wrestling and embarks on a relationship with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a free-spirited Mexican-American bookshop owner.
Jennifer Reeder’s award-winning narratives are innovative and borrow from a range of forms including after-school specials, amateur music videos and magical realism. She has more than a decade of short films under her roster including Blood Below the Skin (2015) which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and A Million Miles Away(2014) which was celebrated at Sundance Film Festival.
SIGNATURE MOVE (2017)
Distributor: Newcity; Director: Jennifer Reeder; Screenwriters: Fawzia Mirza, Lisa Donato; Producers: Brian Hieggelke of Newcity; Fawzia Mirza; Eugene Sun Park of Full Spectrum Features; Cast: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Molly Brennan; Running Time: 80 minutes; Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1; Audio: 5.1 surround sound; Language: English w/additional subtitles