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May in the Summer

May (Cherien Dabis, reuniting with Hiam Abbass from Dabis’ debut hit Amreeka) has everything: a best-selling book, a great life in New York City, and a loving fiance. But when she visits Amman, Jordan to arrange her wedding, familial sparks fly in a collision of worlds old and new.

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May 26, 2014
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Jordanian-American May Brennan (writer-director Cherien Dabis, reuniting with Hiam Abbass from her debut hit Amreeka) seems to have everything: a bestselling book, a great life in New York City, and a loving fiancé. But when she visits Amman to arrange her wedding, familial sparks fly in a collision of worlds old and new: her stubborn, born-again Christian mother (Abbass) is dead set against her marrying a Muslim and threatens to boycott the wedding; her younger sisters have bachelorette partying on their minds; her estranged father, who left her mother years ago for a younger woman, suddenly makes a reappearance. Meanwhile, doubts about May’s marriage surface just as a handsome new acquaintance arrives on the scene, causing May’s carefully structured life to spin out of control. Dabis makes a dazzling big screen acting debut in this lively dramatic comedy about the secrets, lives, and loves of a family straddling two worlds, for better and for worse.

Director Biography

Cherien Dabis was born in Omaha, Nebraska to a Palestinian father and a Jordanian mother. Using her experiences as a first-generation Arab, she wrote and directed her first feature length film, Amreeka, in 2009 to critical acclaim in several festivals. Dabis has also worked as a writer on the Showtime television drama "The L Word."

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Director: Cherien Dabis
Principal Cast: Alia Shawkat, Cherien Dabis, Nadine Malouf, Hiam Abbass, Bill Pullman
Country: Qatar, Lebanon, USA, Jordan
Year: 2013
Running Time: 99 minutes
Producer: Cherien Dabis, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Christopher Tricarico
Screenplay: Cherien Dabis
Cinematographers: Brian Rigney Hubbard
Editors: Sabine Hoffman
Music: Carlo Siliotto
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Amreeka (2009); The D Word (2005)
Language: English, Arabic
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Cohen Media Group
International Sales: Elle Driver
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