How is Osama Bin Laden like Prince? If you’ve been wondering the answer to this burning question, Chris Morris might just have the answer for you. The writer/director just had his first film, Four Lions, picked up for distribution by Tim League’s new Alamo Drafthouse releasing arm.
The comedy focuses on four wanna be terrorists who can’t do anything correctly. The humor takes something completely inhuman in our society and reminds us that there’s a comedic folly to some of the people out there trying to blow us up. It’s a smart film that treats the threat of violence with the severity it deserves while still delivering an absurd amount of Three Stooges-like, bumbling comedic moments that come with being human.
You can check out my review of the film here, but be sure to watch the interview to find out what Joaquin Phoenix has to do with Al Qaeda, what happens when a woman wearing a niqab laughs, and how to stop terrorism once and for all with movies and twitter.
Check after the jump for the cities where Four Lions will see the darkness of the theater on November 5th:
Angelika Film Center, New York NY
Regent Westwood, Los Angeles CA
E Street, Washington DC
Kendall Square, Boston MA
Ritz at the Bourse, Philadelphia PA
Lumiere, San Francisco CA
Shattuck, Berkeley CA
Varsity, Seattle WA
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – South Lamar, Austin TX