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Dress Up

Directed by:

Karina Dandashi

12 mins

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022

4:00 PM

Shorts Program 3

On the eve of her sister’s wedding, Karina brings her “best friend” home to meet the family. When the groom-to-be joins them, she is reminded of her family’s expectations and her queer anxieties begin to unravel. DRESS UP blurs the line between fiction and reality. Starring the director and her real life sister, the film weaves their home videos into the intimate narrative.

STUART Cinema & Café

About the Filmmaker

Karina Dandashi is an Arab-American Muslim filmmaker born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Her films explore nuances in identity through the intersection of family, religion, and culture in Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) and Muslim communities in America. Her work has been featured in numerous Oscar-Qualifying festivals around the U.S. and recently screened at The Museum of Modern Art. Karina is a 2020 Creative Culture Fellow at The Jacob Burns Film Center and a 2021 Sundance Ignite Fellow. She was featured in Marie Claire’s inaugural Creators Issue as one of the “Top 21 Creators to Watch'' in 2022.