Outlook Ohio News: The Cleveland International Film Festival

Can two culturally diverse women, one Pakistani and one Mexican, find true love in Chicago through the world of female wrestling? Of course they can. This is America. Zaynab is a somewhat closeted immigration lawyer whose mother is obsessed with two things: television and finding Zaynab a husband. Alma is an independent and out-of-the-closet bookstore owner. Her mother was once a pro wrestling star. Zaynab is taking wrestling lessons for “existential reasons” and she is bad at it. They are an unlikely match, so naturally they fall stormily in love. Let the cage match begin. To woo the increasingly resistant Alma, Zaynab may have to risk entering the ring and revealing herself to her ultra-conservative mother. SIGNATURE MOVE asks the eternal question: is love, in this wonderful circus of a world, a ten-round body-slamming spectacle of bruised feelings and unwanted audience participation with no guarantees or referees? This charming film proves that in its sweet and bizarre way, yes, love is exactly that.”
The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is proud to once again participate in the Cleveland International Film Festival Community Partnership Program.  This year’s film is Signature Move.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17th. Be sure to use the promo code LGBTCC to get $2 off your tickets!

  • Online: Use the code LGBTCC at checkout when you purchase tickets online 24 hours a day
  • Phone: Use the code LGBTCC when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877.304.FILM (3456).
  • In-person: Use the code LGBTCC at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby.
Tower City Cinemas

  • Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • Monday, April 03, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Director Bio
Jennifer Reeder was born in 1971. An Ohio native, she received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is currently Associate Professor in Moving Image and the head of the Art Department in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her award-winning short films have been screened at festivals around the world. She is the founder of the social justice group Tracers Book Club, which focuses on feminist issues.

Source: The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland


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