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Welcome to America: Where dreams come true … ish. A provocative spin on the traditional romantic comedy, “Americanish” highlights different layers of womanhood as they intersect with cultural and societal expectations. Following the joys and tribulations of two career-driven sisters and their fish-out-of-water cousin, the film provides a revealing look into the home and lives of three marriage-age Pakistani women as they navigate the often turbulent waters of romance, culture, career, and family. “Americanish” features a relatable and charming storyline but offers a fresh perspective on classic rom-com tropes by delving into the complexity of trying to both honor and break from cultural traditions while balancing personal values and career goals in a society that does not always accommodate both. Moving Image Middle East writes: “Chemistry, charm and comedy mesh delightfully in Iman K. Zawahry’s engagingly old-fashioned intercultural rom-com about two sisters and their cousin as they deal with tradition, relationships and family life while living in Jackson Heights, New York. ‘Americanish’ is the first Muslim romantic comedy directed by an American Muslim woman which offers a clever take on the genre (and) an astute perspective on the experiences of American-Muslim women.”

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    91 minutes
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    Iman Zawahry