Luchadoras, Lawyers, and Lesbians in ‘Signature Move’ at 2017’s SXSW

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Headed to Austin for SXSW this year? Keep a look out for the film Signature Move. The film stars Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Molly Brennan, and Mark Hood.

SIGNATURE MOVE is a hilarious and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza) is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a confident and vivacious Mexican-American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother Parveen (Shabana Azmi) has moved in and spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her only daughter. Alma’s mother, Rosa (Charin Alvarez), is a former professional Luchadora which Zaynab finds fascinating as she has recently taken up lucha-style wrestling training with a former pro wrestler, Jayde. Zaynab tries to keep both her love life and her wrestling a secret from her Muslim mother, who knows more than she lets on.

Signature Move premieres at SXSW. No word on wider release just yet.

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