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Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:50pm
Sneak preview! Q&A with director Chris Morris

Directed by Chris Morris
With Benedict Cumberbatch, Kayvan Novak, Nigel Lindsay, Darren Boyd

(2010) 101min

"Chris Morris is still the most incendiary figure working in the British entertainment industry." —The Guardian UK

BAMcinématek is pleased to present a one-night-only special sneak preview screening of Chris Morris’ uproarious farcical jihadist satire. Four Lions tracks the antics of a band of wannabe Jihadists in a tranquil English suburb as they haphazardly attempt to plot a bomb attack. Morris spent three years researching the film, speaking with terrorism experts, imams, and former Guantánamo Bay detainees. The subject matter is indeed sobering but made “seriously… [and] scary funny” (Los Angeles Times) by undercutting the potential gravity of the proceedings with the bumbling and decidedly human way in which the group of homegrown would-be terrorists ass-backwardly struggle to reconcile their assimilated lives with their righteous ideals and abstract dreams of glory. Sneak preview courtesy of Drafthouse Films.

Official Website: http://bam.org/view.aspx?pid=2765

Added by margszie on November 2, 2010

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