American film “Signature Move”, starring Indian actor Shabana Azmi will open the 8th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film festival – South Asia’s biggest and India’s only mainstream LGBTQ film festival. Signature Move directed by Jennifer Reed also stars Fawzia Mirza and Sari Sanchez (from the hit TV series Empire). The opening night film will be screened at Mumbai’s iconic art deco theatre Liberty Cinema on May 24, 2017. The five-day film festival that will screen 147 films from 45 countries will be held in South Mumbai at two venues – Liberty Cinema and Alliance Francaise.
“This is a deeply important story about love and families. One of these families is South Asian – such a beautiful culture. I am so honored to be a part of this film and to bring it now back to South Asia,” said Jennifer Reed the director of the film.
Shabana Azmi, plays a “sweet and TV-obsessed mother in Chicago” whose daughter (played by Fawzia Mirza) falls in love with a Mexican woman (played by Sari Sanchez). Shabana Azmi is acting in an LGBTQ film 21 years after the acclaimed film Fire (1996). According to Jennifer Reed, “the film is a lesbian love story between a desi American Muslim immigration lawyer and Mexican‐American bookstore owner in a peaceful diverse Chicago.”