CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
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.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

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
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Asian Cinema
Teen-Friendly Films
Women of the World

American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Iman Zawahry

Roy Wol, Paul Seetachitt, Iman Zawahry, Aizzah Fatima

Aizzah Fatima, Iman Zawahry

Chloe Weaver

Jesi Rojas

Principal Cast
Aizzah Fatima, Salena Qureshi, Shenaz Treasury, Lillete Dubey, Godfrey, Kapil Talwalkar, Mo Amer, George Wendt, Ajay Naidu, David Rasche

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Women in Film and Television Ohio

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