- Sat-Mon, Oct 19-21Dir. Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, USA, 2013, 81 min., NR, DCPOfficial Website
Part of Doctober. Showtimes posted the Monday prior to opening.
THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! is a comedy documentary which follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns (including Murfreesboro), rural villages, and everything in between—not only to perform but also to create ridiculous interventions in unsuspecting town squares, like the old classic "Ask a Muslim Booth" and "Name That Religion." Throughout the film, comedy icons like Jon Stewart, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Lewis Black, Aasif Mandvi and media heavy weights like Rachel Maddow, Russell Simmons, Soledad O'Brien and Congressman Keith Ellison comment on the power of comedy and the political scope of bigotry. The film is truly about freedom of religion in America for people all faiths. And rest assured, you've never laughed this hard at a Muslim.
“Some of the stand-up material is funny, but the interaction with audience members is priceless.” —John Hartl, Seattle Times
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