Jennifer Reeder's coming-of-age Muslim melodrama Signature Move, starring Chicago lesbian actress Fawzia Mirza and featuring trans actor Malic White, will have its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.
The plot is as follows: A secret new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her complicated relationship with her recently widowed mother. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab copes by taking up Lucha-style wrestling. The movie stars Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Mark Hood, Molly Brennan, White, Jasmine McNealy and Molly Callinan.
The opening-night film will be Song To Song, from celebrated director Terrence Malick; the movie will make its world premiere Friday, March 10. Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman star in this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene.
The festival will be March 10-18 in Austin. Visit www.sxsw.com/festivals/film/.