Family Turmoil in the Film "May in Summer"

Cherien Dabis directing "May in the Summer"

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.