WHO’S IN IT?
Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog), Kim Bodnia (The Bridge), Dimitri Leonidas (The Monuments Men), Haluk Bilginer (Buffalo Soldiers), Arian Moayed (White Collar), Amir El-Masry (Casualty)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jon Stewart (film debut), director, writer, producer; Gigi Pritzker (Drive) and Scott Rudin (The Grand Budapest Hotel), producers; Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings), composer; Bobby Bukowski (Arlington Road), cinematographer; Jay Rabinowitz (Requiem for a Dream), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 2009, the London-based Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Bernal) reports on the growing unrest in Iran amid protests of the recent presidential election, and is detained by Iranian forces for 118 days during which he is brutally interrogated and tortured…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Departing Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with the strong and hard-hitting true story of brutality toward free speech in journalism, all suffered by a man who had the courage to make it through.