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Signature Move

Jennifer Reeder
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
Running Time:90:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
4:30 PM EST
Friday, November 10
Thalian Ballroom

A new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her relationship with her recently widowed mother who escapes to TV dramas and finding her daughter a husband. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab copes by taking up Lucha-style wrestling.


Short Before the Feature: Semiotics of Sab // Tina Takemoto :: An oblique portrait of gay Japanese American actor Sab Shimono, whose work on stage and screen spans more than five decades. Recalling early structuralist works by Hollis Frampton and Martha Rosler, Semiotics of Sab displays the grammatology of queer Asian American masculinity through conflicting lexicons of race, representation, and selfhood.