[Contests] ROSEWATER

Rosewater

PRESENTATION – Cinemaniax invites you to an advance screening of ROSEWATER on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas (2313 St. Catherine St. West Suite 101, Montréal QC, H3H 1N2) at 7:00PM.

ROSEWATER (Coming to theatres in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver – November 14. Expanding across Canada – November 21) Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a 42-year-old broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship living in London. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Moussavi’s supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration hours before the polls closed on election day, Bahari endured great personal risk by submitting camera footage of the unfolding street riots to the BBC. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, led by a man identifying himself only as “Rosewater,” who proceeded to torture and interrogate the journalist over the next 118 days.

INFORMATION – To be eligible for an invitation, complete the participation form below, between Tuesday, October 21, 2014 to Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:59PM exactly! This invitation is open only to residents of the Greater Montreal Area and is subject to reservations from Club Fanatix Members.

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The feature film Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by the BBC journalist Maziar Bahari. A true story, the film marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of “The Daily Show” host and executive producer Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal, leading an international cast. Rosewater is produced by Scott Rudin, Stewart, and Gigi Pritzker, with Lila Yacoub, Eli Bush and Chris McShaneserving as executive producers.

In October 2009, with Bahari’s wife leading an international campaign from London to have her husband freed, and Western media outlets including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” continuing to keep the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on $300,000 bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.

Rosewater has a direct connection to Stewart, who since taking over as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” in 1999, has turned the nightly half-hour satirical look at newsmakers and news-coverers into not only a perennial Emmy-winning juggernaut, but also an important touchstone on the zeitgeist. Stewart and “The Daily Show” covered Bahari’s saga nightly and had the journalist appear on the show to talk about his ordeal once he was released from prison.

Rosewater

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Fondateur du site web Cinémaniax en octobre 2006 et grand fan du divertissement au grand écran. Je trippe cinéma depuis que ma mère ma emmené voir Superman : Le Film et E.T. L'Extra-Terrestre et que mon père ma fait découvrir Aliens, Back to the Future, Beetlejuice et Predator. J'adore les films de super-héros, de science-fiction et surtout… Transformers.