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Signature Move

Rated NR 80 minutes 2017

Local filmmaker Jennifer Reeder made a name for herself in the mid-90s playing White Trash Girl, sort of a female Kid Rock with superpowers, in a series of snarky low-budget videos; two decades later that persona has aged about as well as Stepin Fetchit's, but Reeder has evolved, checking off as many identity boxes as possible with this tale of a Pakistani-American woman (Fawzia Mirza) falling in love with a Mexican-American woman (Sari Sanchez). As in many other gay rom-coms, the lovers must triumph against homophobia rooted in family and ethnicity, personified here by the Pakistani-American woman's recently widowed, endlessly fussing mother (veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi). This plays like a hipster version of a Nia Vardalos comedy, with a subplot involving lucha libre wrestling and a handful of scenes shot at the Hideout. In English and subtitled Spanish and Urdu.

Film Credits

Director: Jennifer Reeder

Producer: Brian Hieggelke, Fawzia Mirza, Eugene Park, Jan Hieggelke and Nabeela Rasheed

Cast: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Molly Brennan and Mark Hood

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Sorry there are no showtimes for Signature Move on Sunday, October 22.

The next date Signature Move is playing is Monday, October 23 .

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