The Shmooze

That Time Jon Stewart Went to Cairo To Make A Movie

By Maia Efrem

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Late night funnyman Jon Stewart did something unheard of last summer, he took three months off from America’s favorite fake news program, his insanely popular “The Daily Show,” to direct a movie he wrote in Egypt.

Here’s the first glimpse of “Rosewater,” a movie about the imprisonment of Iranian Canadian reporter Maziar Bahari during the 2009 Iranian elections.

The movie is scheduled to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and will hit theaters on November 7.


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