Music Box Theater
3733 N. Southport,
The debut feature from Newcity's Chicago Film Project, set in Chicago with a Chicago-based cast and crew. In this 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 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.
Premiere of Signature Move featuring Fawzia Mirza teeming hilarious tale of Pakistani Muslim lesbian lawyer falling in love with a Mexican American bookseller against a backdrop of Lucha wrestling.