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Albert Brooks’ “Muslim” Film Set to Debut in Dubai

Albert Brooks' "Muslim" Film Set to Debut in Dubai

Albert Brooks‘ “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World,” which was dropped by Sony (apparently due to its title) and then picked up by Warner Independent will have its world premiere next month at the second Dubai International Film Festival (December 11 – 17). Organizers said in an announcement today that the decision to screen the movie underscores their goal of building cultural bridges through film. Brooks’ film is described as the story of a U.S. comedian (played by Brooks) “sent to India and Pakistan by the US government, with the express intention of finding out what makes the more than 300 million Muslims in the region laugh.” Warner will release the movie in the U.S. early next year. [Eugene Hernandez]

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I commend Albert Brooks for tackling an “issue” which unfortunately has become thorny in the West. Dubai is the perfect place to World Premiere this film.

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