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Calendar, Night&Day Amer'cuh

Amer'cuh

The thriving subgenre of immigrant displacement dramedy gets a confident new spin from Cherien Dabis, a Palestinian-Jordanian raised in the United States. Divorced, demoralized, and struggling with her weight, Palestinian bank employee Muna (a very good Nisreen Faour) leaves the…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Amreeka</i>

Amreeka

The thriving subgenre of immigrant displacement dramedy gets a confident new spin from Cherien Dabis, a Palestinian-Jordanian raised in the United States. Divorced, demoralized, and struggling with her weight, Palestinian bank employee Muna (a very good Nisreen Faour) leaves the…
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Film, Unwelcome <i>Visitor</i>

Unwelcome Visitor

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A lonely dwarf, a wisecracking Cuban American, and a grieving mother walk into each other's lives, laugh together, cry together, grow, change, and heal each other's emotional wounds. Cue Sundance prizes, Miramax…
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Film, Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers

Humor can be a great weapon for directors who deal in grave subjects. Danis Tanovic proved that with No Man's Land, his Oscar-winning black comedy about the Bosnian-Serbian war. Elia Suleiman accomplished something similar with Divine Intervention, his absurdist take…
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