Saturday, June 3, 16:15 Cinematheque 1
Thursday, June 8, 22:30 Cinematheque 2
Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9
or select the date at this link
Direction: Jennifer Reeder
Production: Brian Hieggelke, Fawzia Mirza, Eugene Park
Cast: Sari Sanchez, Shabana Azmi, Fawzia Mirza
U.S., 2017, 80 min., English w/ Hebrew subtitles
2017 SXSW – World Premiere
Signature Move is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable lesbian films of 2017, and is bound to become a hit in LGBT film festivals across the world. It will be shown in Israel shortly following its world premiere at SXSW.
Zaynab (played by scriptwriter Fawzia Mirza) is a Chicago lawyer of Muslim, Pakistani heritage. She becomes involved with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a proudly-out Mexican-American lesbian. Having recently moved to live with her daughter, Zaynab’s mother (veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi in a wonderful role) spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas and looking for a husband for her only daughter. Attempting to keep her new relationship a secret from her conservative mother, Zaynab takes up wrestling in order to unwind, leading to a sequence of hilarious comic episodes.
The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi
USA, 2016, 16 min., English
Dir: Michelle Fiordaliso
This documentary short tells the inspiring story of two Pakistani women: Sabeen Mahmud, founder of Karachi performance space T2F, who paved the way for American actress/writer Fawzia Mirza to perform her one-woman show across Pakistan, one month before Mahmud’s tragic murder.