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Wait a minute. Did I just see Maeby from “Arrested Development” ???

Wait a minute. Did I just see Maeby from "Arrested Development" ???

Yes, it was half-Iraqi (Kurdish) actress Alia Shawkat in Amreeka, the film that opened New Directors/New Films this evening. The comedy is loosely based on the Arab-American family of director Cherien Dabis.

03-25-09: Cherien Dabis, director of Amreeka, at MoMA’s fabulous Middle Eastern-themed ND/NF reception

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