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May 26, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "May In The Summer" *For Adults

Friday, May 26, 2023

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “May In The Summer" in which May returns to her hometown of Amman, Jordan for a wedding and the cracks in her seemingly perfect life begin to show.

 The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "May in the Summer" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact with any questions.


May Brennan has it all - intelligence, looks, rave reviews for her recently published book and a loving fiancé. But immediately upon returning to her hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the cracks in her seemingly perfect life begin to show.

Confronted with the wounds of her parents' long-broken relationship, coupled with the unavoidable clash of old-world and modern values, May is led to question the direction her life is taking. Her once carefully structured world appears to unravel as she grapples with her own truths in this fresh look at a woman caught in the crossroads between tradition and choice. 

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for Best Film in the Venice Days Competition at the Venice Film Festival.

Running Time: 99 mins

Year: 2013

Filmmaker: Cherien Dabis

Features: Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, James Garson Chick, Cherien Dabis

Language: Arabic and English

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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