THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!
Filmmakers in person!
- THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!
- 2012, Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, USA, 85 min.
“Beware, America. The Muslims are coming, and they look and act suspiciously like you.”
—Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post
“Really effing funny...documented by Farsad and Obeidallah with zestful showmanship.”
—Kimberly Jones, Austin Chronicle
Are Muslims funny? You’ll believe it when you catch the standup acts of Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah, Omar Elba, Maysoon Zayid, and more, as comedy becomes an effective and hilarious weapon in the face of all strains of ethnic and religious prejudice. Taking their show on the road through the deep south and southwest, this band of daredevil comics stages revealing stunts to break the ice. Hug a Muslim in Salt Lake City? You bet. Test your knowledge of the Bible against the Koran in a Bible-belt burg? Go for it. Interviews include Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, Rachel Maddow, and more. HDCAM video. (BS)
Thursday, September 12, at 8:00 pm
Director-comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah will be present for audience discussion on Thursday, September 12. Ain't It Cool News Chicago editor Steve Prokopy (aka "Capone") will moderate the discussion.