In this American indie comedy-drama, Zaynab is a thirty-something lesbian Pakistani Muslim living in Chicago who takes care of her recently-widowed, TV-obsessed mother. When she starts a new romance with Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, Zaynab is forced to confront her relationship with her mother, who is determined to find Zaynab a husband. Zaynab copes by taking up Lucha-style wrestling.
Director Jennifer Reeder and Actor/Writer/Producer Fawzia Mirza are expected to attend the screening.
Preceded by the short film:
Bride of Frankie (Connecticut Premiere)
Directed by Devi Snively, 2017, USA, 19 min
In this feminist nod to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with electrifying – and deadly – results.
Director Devi Snively is expected to attend the screening.
Closing Night Party follows the films at the Wadsworth Atheneum – Gengras Courtyard.