Islamic Scholarship Fund + FORT MASON FLIX: American*ish
The Islamic Scholarship Fund & Fort Mason Center For Arts & CultureMay 23rd @ 5:30 p.m.
About: Welcome to America: Where dreams come true … ish. American*ish highlights different layers of womanhood as they intersect with cultural and societal expectations. American*ish invites viewers into the home and lives of three marriage-aged women as they navigate the often turbulent waters of romance, culture, career, and family. Follow the joys and tribulations of career-driven sisters Maryam and Sam Khan, and their fish-out-of-water cousin Ameera.
Set in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, the film follows a relatable and endearing storyline offering a fresh perspective on classic rom-com tropes. American*ish delves 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. (AmericanishFilm.com)
Director: Iman Zawahry
Year Released: 2021
Run Time: 90 minutes
Cast: With Aizzah Fatima, Salena Qureshi, Shenaz Treasury, Lillete Dubey, Godfrey, Kapil Talwalkar, Mohammed Amer, George Wendt, Ajay Naidu, and David Rasche
Showing: May 23, 5:30 p.m.
For those who cannot attend a screening in person, The Center For Asian American Media (CAAM) CAAMFest offers a virtual screening of American*ish, also on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. for $14.