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Documentary Feature  





Directed by
Larry Charles
USA / 2008 / 101 minutes

Special Screening
Screening Times and Venues:
Tinker Street Cinema
10/02/2008, 12:45PM
Tinker Street Cinema
10/02/2008, 3:30PM
One would be hard-pressed to find a more irreverent duo than equal-opportunity offenders Bill Maher and Larry Charles. Maher travels the world spreading the gospel of "doubt" while shattering the myths of religion. There are plenty of laughs, but it's not all comedy as usual. "Religion must die for mankind to live," contends Maher, and he makes his case at such outrageous venues as a Truckers' Chapel in Raleigh, N.C., the Holyland Experience, an elaborate Floridian theme park, and in conversation with Senator Mark Pryor who declares, "You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate." Says Maher, "One thing I hate more than prophesy is self-fulfilling prophesy." The true apocalypse is of our own making, through beliefs that one's religion justifies killing, wars and self-fulfilling prophesies of doom. Lovers of "Real Time" will relish spending time with the irascible, rational, and very funny Bill Maher. (Barbara Pokras, A.C.E.)
Larry Charles has served as writer, producer, supervising producer, executive producer, and director on some of film and television's most successful comedies, including "Borat," "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "Entourage." Throughout his career, he has won two Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award and received multiple Emmy, DGA, WGA, and Golden Globe nominations.

His controversial theatrical directorial debut, "Masked & Anonymous", co-written with and starring Bob Dylan and featuring an all star cast including Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Luke Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer and Mickey Rourke, was the 2003 centerpiece premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Charles has been profiled in numerous publications and periodicals, including W Magazine and Esquire.

His latest film, "Religulous," a documentary about religion, is starring Bill Maher. It is scheduled for release in Fall 2008.

Cast/Featuring: Bill Maher, Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, Andrew Newberg, Steve Berg
Producer(s): Bill Maher, Johan Smith, Palmer West
Director(s): Larry Charles
Cinematographer(s): Anthony Hardwick
Editor(s): Jeff Groth, Christian Kinnard, Jeffrey M. Werner
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