May is a celebrated author with a lovely New York life and a wedding in the works to the prominent scholar of her dreams (Alexander Siddig). But everything goes haywire as tradition and modernity collide when she reunites with her family weeks before the impending nuptials in Jordan.
Her estranged father (Bill Pullman) decides to show up and start dispensing advice. Her sisters (including Nadine Malouf and Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat) have morphed back into party-happy teens. She begins a flirtation with a handsome local. And her mother, a born-again Christian, threatens to boycott the wedding because May’s intended is a Muslim man.
Written and directed by Cherien Dabis (Amreeka), who also stars in the title role, May in the Summer premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is set for an Aug. 22 theatrical debut. Take a look at the trailer after the jump.