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Directed by: Jennifer Reeder

Starring: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Charin Alvarez, Audrey Francis

80 mins, DCP 

The debut feature from Newcity’s Chicago Film Project and Full Spectrum Features, set in Chicago with a Chicago-based cast and crew.  

“One of the 50 Most Anticipated American Films of 2017”—Filmmaker Magazine 

  • World Premiere SXSW
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best US Narrative Feature - Outfest
  • Best Feature - Columbus International Film + Video Festival 
  • Audience Award - Best Feature - Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
  • Best Direction - Jennifer Reeder - Film Out San Diego LGBT Film Festival
  •  Audience Award - Best Actress in a Feature - Fawzia Mirza - Film Out San Diego LGBT Film Festival

In this 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 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. 

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