Past | Visiting Filmmakers

Signature Move

(Jennifer Reeder, 2017)

Jennifer Reeder IN PERSON
Wed, Apr 19 | 7 PM
Reception | 5:30 PM

Columbus International Film + Video Festival Opening Night!

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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)

Join Reeder in the lower lobby at 5:30 PM for an opening night reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
 
Visit columbusfilmfest.org for more about this year’s Columbus International Film + Video Festival, presented by Columbus College of Art & Design.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

SUPPORT FOR VISITING FILMMAKERS SERIES
National Endowment for the Arts
Corna Kokosing

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Signature Move