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Signature Move

Film/Video

Signature Move Courtesy of Chicago Film Project and Full Spectrum Features.
Signature Move Courtesy of Chicago Film Project and Full Spectrum Features.
Signature Move Courtesy of Chicago Film Project and Full Spectrum Features.
Signature Move

(Jennifer Reeder, 2017)

Jennifer Reeder in person

Columbus International Film + Video Festival Opening Night!

Wed, Apr 19, 2017 7 PM

The Wex is proud to launch a new partnership with the Columbus International Film + Video Festival (the oldest in the US) and Columbus College of Art & Design with this presentation of the festival’s opening night screening—Signature Move.

Directed by Columbus native, Ohio State alum, and Wex Artist Residency Award recipient Jennifer Reeder, this charming coming-of-age melodrama follows Zaynad, a thirtysomething Muslim Pakistani living in Chicago, as she navigates her relationship with her TV-obsessed and recently widowed mother. Little does her mother know that Zaynad is falling in love with a Mexican woman named Alma and coping with all her stress by taking Lucha-style wrestling classes from a former WWE wrestler.

Screening here fresh from its premiere at South by Southwest, Signature Move was cowritten by and stars Fawzia Mirza, who was named a White House Champion of Change in Asian-American Art & Storytelling, and also features Shabana Azmi, a living legend of Indian cinema who appeared in films by Satyajit Ray, Blake Edwards, and Mira Nair. (79 mins., DCP)