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SCREENINGS:

November 20 – Cine Itaú Augusta 3 – 4 pm

November 21 – Cine Itaú Augusta 3 – 6 pm

 

COUNTRY: USA

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 82′

DIRECTOR: Jennifer Reeder

CAST: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Molly Brennan, Mark Hood / SCREENPLAY: Fawzia Mirza, Lisa Donato / CINEMATOGRAPHY: Christopher Rejano / EDITING: Felix Piñeiro / SOUND: John Wong, Jason Neumann / PRODUCTION DESIGN: Amanda Brinton / PRODUCTION: Brian Hieggelke, Fawzia Mirza, Eugene Sun Park / PRODUCTION COMPANY: Chicago Film Project, Full Spectrum Features Production, in association with Beela Productions, Black Apple Media

SYNOPSIS: A 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 and vivacious 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.

Official selection at Tribeca FF 2017 and Outfest 2017.

ADVISORY RATING: 14 years

DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY:

2017 All Small Bodies (short)

2016 Crystal Lake (short)

2016 Marietta Brimble (short)

2015 Blood Below the Skin (short)

2014 A Million Miles Away (short)

2012 Girls Love Horses (short)

2012 And I Will Rise If Only to Hold You Down (short)

2011 Tears Cannot Restore Her: Therefore, I Weep (short)

2010 Seven Songs About Thunder (short)

2008 Accidents at Home and How They Happen

2007 Claim (short)

2006 The Heart and Other Small Shapes (short)

1995 White Trash Girl

 

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