NYWIFT is proud to co-present a FREE in-person community screening of: American-ish at the 2021 UrbanWorld Film Festival!
Date: Friday, October 1st, 2021
Time: 8:45 PM
Location: Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas: Theater 8
260 West 23rd Street
Q&A to Follow moderated by NYWIFT Member Flo Mitchell-Brown
About the Film
In Jackson Heights, Queens, career-driven sisters Maryam and Sam and their newly-immigrated cousin Ameera must navigate the consistent and sometimes conflicting demands of romance, culture, work, and family. Serving both as a lighthearted re-imagination of and critical divergence from the classic romantic comedy, American-ish tackles and celebrates the complex intersectionalities of womanhood by welcoming us into the world—with all its joys and tribulations—of these three marriage-aged women.
Runtime: 90 min
Iman Zawahry is one of the first hijabi American-Muslim filmmakers in the nation. She has worked on numerous films that have played at over 100 venues worldwide. Iman works to amplify the underrepresented female voice. She wrote and directed her debut feature film Americanish with a majority female crew which won the Audience Award at the world premiere festival CAAM Fest. She currently is a professor of film production at the University of Florida.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.