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The Screening Room
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 7:30 PM
A new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her relationship with her recently widowed mother who escapes to TV dramas and finding her daughter a husband. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab copes by taking up Lucha-style wrestling.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50

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“Signature Move not only finds better language to talk about ethnocentrism and coming out, but to portray the lesbianism as a whole. It lets vibrant, lesbian womanhood exist in a way that often gets polished away for straight audiences - it's sweaty, awkward, funny and upologetic. Even if you're not interestd in the film for its aforementioned contributions to queer South Asian cinema, watch it because it's extremely well made." - Roni Simunovic, Geist

“A queer love affair that crosses cultures..." - Lena Singer, Chicago Mag

Grand Jury Prize: Best U.S. Narrative Feature - Outfest Los Angeles
Best Direction (Jennifer Reeder); Best Actress (Fawzia Mirza) - Film Out San Diego LGBT Film Festival

Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.