Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona theatrical debut of “Americanish” showing Oct. 20-26 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon and Mary D. Fisher Theatres.
“Americanish” was a hit at the 2022 Sedona International Film Festival where it won the coveted Directors’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Feature Film. The film has won numerous top awards from prestigious film festivals around the country.
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A break from the traditional romantic comedy, “Americanish” highlights different layers of womanhood as they intersect with cultural and societal expectations.
“Americanish” invites viewers into the home and lives of three marriage-aged women as they navigate the often-turbulent waters of romance, culture, career, and family. We follow the joys and tribulations of career-driven sisters Maryam and Sam Khan, and their fish-out-of-water cousin Ameera.
Set in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, the film follows a relatable and endearing storyline offering a fresh perspective on classic rom-com tropes. “Americanish” delves into the complexity of trying to both honor and break from cultural traditions while balancing personal values and career goals in a society that does not always accommodate both.
“Americanish” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon and Mary D. Fisher Theatres Oct. 20-26. Showtimes will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20, 21 and 22 at 3:30 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 23, 24 and 26 at 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.