About the film
Release Date: May 23, 2021
|Slogan||:||«This is America. Where Dreams Come True...ish»|
|Production Companies||:||Autonomous Pictures|
|Director||:||Iman K. Zawahry|
|Writers||:||Aizzah Fatima, Iman K. Zawahry|
In Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, two 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 reimagination of and critical divergence from the classic romantic comedy, Americanish 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. Americanish meditates on the sometimes-inevitable tension that arises between competing societal and cultural norms, or between personal obligations and ambitions, with a fresh perspective, weaving from it a story that is unconventional, funny, and heartwarming.