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Five Docs To Watch

By Kimberley Jones, Fri., Oct. 19, 2012

Five Docs To Watch

The Muslims Are Coming!

D: Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah

Stand-up comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah decided to fight back against rising Islamophobia the only way they knew how: by being really effing funny. Corraling other Muslim comics, they embarked on a Middle America and Deep South tour – documented here by Farsad and Obeidallah with zestful showmanship – that mixed stand-up shows with fun stunts that slyly educated in the process (in one town square, they set up an "Ask a Muslim Anything" booth). Supporting commentary comes from the likes of Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, and Rachel Maddow, but the real stars, rightly so, are Farsad and Obeidallah, self-appointed goodwill ambassadors with a gift for gab and going blue. In addition to their AFF screenings, they'll perform stand-up at the New Movement Theater on Oct. 18 at 8pm.

Friday, Oct. 19, 8:30pm, Bob Bullock IMAX; Sunday, Oct. 21, 3:30pm, ACC
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