Signature Move

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.

Venue: Wadsworth Atheneum Aetna Theater

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.