Moving from behind the desk of “The Daily Show” to the director’s chair on “Rosewater,” Jon Stewart took a big leap from comedy to drama in making his first feature film. But it was the best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” penned by BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, that provided the foundation. With Stewart’s film opening this weekend, we’ve got copies of the book that started it all for some lucky readers, along with movie posters.
Led by Gael Garcia Bernal, the drama tells Bahari’s powerful story. A London-based journalist who returned to his native Iran in June 2009, his coverage of the election and the subsequent protests led to his arrest by the Revolutionary Guard police and torture by a man who identifies himself as “Rosewater.” It’s a remarkable turn by Bernal, and Stewart’s portrayal of survival and the price of freedom is well observed. So, how do you win?
Follow us on Twitter and tweet: “I want to win Rosewater from @ThePlaylist. #WinThePlaylistContest.” Your final step: just email us your tweet, your full name and address, and tell us who would make a good replacement for Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” if he decides to leave and make movies full time.
Update: Contest closed, winners will be contacted via email.