Sunday, June 11th – 3:00pm - GIRLS CENTERPIECE
Sponsored By: Gay San Diego/San Diego Uptown News
Co-Presented By: FlawLes & Gossip Grill
SIGNATURE MOVE, 2017, 82 minutes, Dir: Jennifer Reeder, USA - West Coast Premiere.
Our Girls Centerpiece film is a socially relevant comedic and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza) is a Pakistani, Muslim lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a confident 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 is a former professional Luchadora, which Zaynab finds fascinating, as she has recently taken up lucha-style wrestling with a former pro wrestler. Zaynab tries to keep her secrets from her mother, who knows more than she lets on.
Trailer: COMING SOON
With: Balcony, 2015, 17 minutes, Dir: Toby Fell-Holden, United Kingdom, Southern California Premiere. In a neighborhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent immigrant who is the victim of prejudice and shame.