The lesbian-themed movie Signature Movestarring local Pakistani Muslim lesbian actor Fawzia Mirzawill have a special screening at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., starting Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. ( Co-star Shabana Azmi is slated to appear. )
The official Chicago premiere is Friday, Sept. 29.
Signature Move won the Grand Jury Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film in this year's Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, according to AfterEllen.
Mirza's relationship with her girlfriend while living in Chicago was her inspiration behind writing the script for the film: "She is now my ex, but don't worry; we're still friends." The movie features Mirza as an attorneyand aspiring luchadora ( wrestler )who tries to keep her love life ( with Azmi ) and wrestling a secret from her mother.
In related news, Signature Move is also slated to be shown at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which will run Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at DePaul University. See CSAFF.org .
See www.musicboxtheatre.com/ .