Jon Stewart Movie Rosewater Screens In Toronto Today

Posted: Sep 8 2014, 5:54am CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News

Jon Stewart Movie Rosewater Screens in Toronto Today
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Daily Show host Jon Stewart made his first movie last summer. Today it will screen at the Toronto Film Festival.

Jon Stewart directed his first movie titled Rosewater. It tells the true story of Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari's five-month imprisonment in Iran after his appearance on Stewart's show. In 2009 Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's elections. He was one of the few reporters living there so he also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It was in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones and was of course in a satirical tone. Apparently the Iranian officials did not get it and accused him of spying for the US. See the full profile of Rosewater on the TIFF site.

Watch the Rosewater trailer introduced by Jon Stewart below.

Jon Stewart's directorial debut not only produced what looks like a great movie, but also propelled John Oliver to become host of his own show on HBO. John Oliver was hosting the Daily Show while Jon was away filming. He did an awesome job, which got him the great "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" show on HBO. Yesterday John Oliver tackled the topic of Student Debt. Watch below.

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