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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Signature Move

Directed by Jennifer Reeder

Narrative / USA / LGBT, Romantic Comedy / 80 mins / English / Color / Philadelphia Premiere

Signature Move

Lightbox Film Center
November 11, 2017 7:40 pm Buy Tickets

Description

An emotionally repressed Pakistani American woman named Zaynab lives with her recently widowed mother Parveen, a devout Muslim who spends her days watching TV dramas and trying to find her daughter a husband. Zaynab begins a lesbian romance with free-spirited Mexican American Alma, and confrontation with her mother seems inevitable. Zaynab copes by becoming a Lucha-style wrestler.

A funny yet poignant film that addresses the universal conflict between family expectations and personal fulfillment through a wholly unique Muslim Mexican take on the romantic comedy genre.


Preceded By

  1. Lion Dance

    Tim Pattinson, Zheng Kang / Narrative / USA / Narrative, Short / 6 mins
    A romantic visual poem set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck.

    Precedes: Signature Move


Dates & Times

Signature Move

Lightbox Film Center
November 11, 2017 7:40 pm Buy Tickets