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Set in Jackson Heights NY, American-ish is a heartwarming comedy about a first generation immigrant Pakistani mom (Lilette Dubey) who is still recovering from her husband dumping her and the girls years ago. She’s also conflicted by the tradition of getting her now grown daughters, Maryam and Sam, and newly-immigrated niece Ameera, hitched to suitable Pakistani boys. None too impressed by the young men who come to dinner at mom’s, the young women decide to take matters into their own hands.


The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with TBC.

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