On June 10, Pride Night, the series will show Signature Move, a Chicago-centered comedy from co-writer and star Fawzia Mirza, a queer, Muslim, Pakistani-Canadian-American actor, writer and producer.

Signature Move tells the story of Zaynib (Mirza), a thirty-something American-Pakistani lawyer who lives with and cares for her recently widowed, TV-obsessed mother (legendary Indian actress Shabana Azmi). Alma (Sari Sanchez) is a free-spirited Mexican-American bookshop owner. After meeting in a bar, the two quickly fall into bed with each other and embark on a romance… but problems aren’t far behind. Zaynab’s traditional mother still expects her daughter to marry a man, while Alma finds herself reluctant to get involved with the closeted Zaynab, leaving them at odds despite their strong attraction for each other. And then there’s Zaynab’s latest interest: training in Lucha-style wrestling with a former pro grappler!

“It’s a feminist, queer, powerful female story that’s radical because it normalizes everybody and all identities,” Mirza told Chicago Magazine.

Since premiering in March 2017 at South by Southwest, Signature Move has been met with accolades, including a grand jury prize for best U.S. narrative feature at Outfest in Los Angeles.

One film will be shown each month this summer, with Signature Move being the first.

The full movie schedule:

June 10: Pride Night Signature Move

July 8: Women in Film Night Unexpected

August 12: Chicagoland Shorts Night On the Rink, Sparrow Duet, Exodus and more

September 9: LatinX Short Night Palenque, Good Mother, and more

The Monday evening movies will start at 7 p.m., and gates open at 6 p.m., at Gallagher Way, located in the heart of Wrigleyville and adjacent to Wrigley Field.

For more information, visit gallagherway.com/events.


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