Nov 3, 2017
Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)
SIGNATURE MOVE is a comedic and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms.
Zaynab (co-writer & star 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.
A wonderfully sweet, funny, and very timely look at love & relationships between women of colour, SIGNATURE MOVE hits all the right notes.
Preceded by the short film:
DUSK | Directed by Jake Graf | 15′ | 2017 | UK
Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. Childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Endlessly imagining what might have been, Chris is finally struck by the realisation that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it’s those that truly define us.