The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 90 minutes
This charming rom-com follows Pakistani-American sisters and their newly immigrated cousin as they juggle their love lives, careers, and familial expectations in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY. The three young Muslim women must contend with equal pressures of family and career. As the eldest sister, Sam is determined to carve her own career-driven path. But are her hopes of advancement worth rejecting her values? Maryam, the youngest and most eager to embrace tradition, prefers to wear a hijab and dreams of saving her first kiss for her husband. But when she chases a boy and a spot in Harvard’s prestigious pediatrician program at the same time, she realizes a tough choice lies ahead. And while bubbly, fish-out-of-water Ameera comes to America determined to marry a Pakistani doctor, new experiences open her eyes to other possibilities. Through its charismatic performances and fresh perspective on the genre, AMERICANISH paints a lively, intersectional portrait of Muslim-American womanhood. —D.O.
Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 7:20 PM
Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 2:20 PM
CIFF46 Streams On Demand
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
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