SIGNATURE MOVE (2017)

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DIRECTOR: Jennifer Reeder
WRITERS: Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato
PRODUCERS: Eugene Park, Brian Hieggelke, Fawzia Mirza
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jan Hieggelke, Nabeela Rasheed, Hugh Schulze, Michael Shannon
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Christopher Rejano
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
FORMAT: Feature Film
STATUS: Distribution

SYNOPSIS

In Chicago, Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza) is a thirty-something American-Pakistani lawyer who lives with and cares for her recently widowed, TV-obsessed mother (legendary Indian actress Shabana Azmi). Alma (Sari Sanchez) is a free-spirited Mexican-American bookshop owner. After meeting in a bar, the two quickly fall into bed with each other and embark on a romance…but problems aren’t far behind. Zaynab’s traditional mother still expects her daughter to marry a man, while Alma finds herself reluctant to get involved with the closeted Zaynab, leaving them at odds despite their strong attraction for each other. And then there’s Zaynab’s latest interest: training in Lucha-style wrestling with a former pro grappler! Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best US Narrative Feature at Outfest and a worldwide festival darling following its SXSW premiere, critics and fans alike agree on the film called “a gem” by the Chicago Sun-Times.

One of “The 50 Most Anticipated American Films of 2017”
—Filmmaker Magazine

AWARDS

Jury Award : Writer, Producer, Actor – Fawzia Mirza
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival

Best Comedy
Q Cinema: Fort Worth LGBT International Film Festival

Audience Award-Best Feature
Image+Nation Montreal LGBT Film Festival

Best Performance in a Female Role – Fawzia Mirza
Iris Prize Film Festival

Best Director -Jennifer Reeder
Best Cinematography – Christopher Rejano

Midwest Independent Film Festival’s Best of the Midwest Awards

Grand Jury Prize – Best U.S. Narrative Feature
Outfest Los Angeles

Best Feature – American Spectrum, Hoosier Lens
Indy Film Fest

Best Feature
Columbus International Film + Video Festival

Audience Award – Best Feature
Connecticut LGBT Film Festival

Best Direction – Jennifer Reeder
Audience Award – Best Actress in a Feature – Fawzia Mirza
Film Out San Diego LGBT Film Festival

Jury Award Best Women’s Feature
Audience Award Best Women’s Feature Film
North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival


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