Chicago-based filmmaker Jennifer Reeder’s debut film follows the love story between a Pakistani woman and a Latina bookseller. Signature Move, her latest project and first feature film, was written by Fawzia Mirza, reports Marta Bausells. Mirza also stars in the film alongside Lisa Donato.
The film explores “the shared cultures between first-generation immigrants and their children; and explores mother-daughter relationships. It is actually a tender, quite traditional love story,” notes Bausells.
“I feel that my filmmaking is a form of social justice because of the people that it represents or the conversations that I hope it starts,” Reeder told Broadly.
“Its radicalism,” says Bausells, “relies on how it really isn’t radical at all, breaking tiredly stereotypical ways of representing queerness and women of color.”