Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Signature Move

November 11, 2017 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

$5 – $10
Film Still from Signature Move

Directed by Jennifer Reeder

An emotionally repressed Pakistani American woman named Zaynab lives with her recently widowed mother Parveen, a devout Muslim who spends her days watching TV dramas and trying to find her daughter a husband. Zaynab begins a lesbian romance with free-spirited Mexican American Alma, and confrontation with her mother seems inevitable. Zaynab copes by becoming a Lucha-style wrestler.

A funny yet poignant film that addresses the universal conflict between family expectations and personal fulfillment through a wholly unique Muslim Mexican take on the romantic comedy genre.

Preceded By:

Lion Dance
Tim Pattinson, Zheng Kang – 6 mins
A romantic visual poem set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck.

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November 11, 2017
7:40 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $10
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