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Jennifer Reeder, 2017, USA, 80 min
You may not know what to expect from this timely light-hearted romance between a Pakistani-American lawyer and a Mexican-American woman in Chicago. Zaynab (TIGLFF veteran, comedian Fawzia Mirza) lives in the closet with her mother, (played by veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi). Zaynab is frustrated with her dismal love life until Alma (Sari Sanchez) spices up her life and messes with her head. Zaynab’s mother is a traditional, widowed woman whose goal in life is to find the right man for her daughter, even if it means looking out the window with binoculars to scour the neighborhood for “potentials” (while watching Pakistani soap operas). The romance of Zaynab and Alma is compelling, but the love story of a mother and daughter is just as endearing in the complex way that mothers and daughters find their way to common ground. (SH)
Preceded by One Way Street Andrea Meyerson, 2017, USA, 14 min
A three-way going all the wrong ways.