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Family Turmoil in the Film "May in Summer"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cherien Dabis directing 'May in the Summer' Cherien Dabis directing "May in the Summer" (Cherien Dabis/Cohen Media Group)

Cherien Dabis tells us about writing, directing, and acting in the film "May in Summer." Dabis stars as May Brennan, a writer living in New York who returns to her hometown in Jordan for her wedding.  It's not a happy homecoming though, as her born-again Christian mother disapproves that May’s fiancé is a Muslim, and May's estranged father tries to reconnect. The film is a personal and often humorous look at family dynamics and the conflicts between old-world traditions and modern values in the Middle East. "May in Summer" opens at Landmark Sunshine Cinema August 22.

 

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Cherien Dabis

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