Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart join for live Rosewater event

Stephen Colbert and Jon StewartStephen Colbert will interview Jon Stewart live in front of a New York City audience on Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm EST. Luckily for those of you outside of New York, the event will be broadcast throughout select movie theaters across the country. The conversation will be pegged to Stewart’s film Rosewater, which he wrote, directed and produced. The film will be screened first and followed by the Colbert conversation with Stewart. Viewers will be able to submit comments and questions on Twitter using the hashtag #RosewaterLive, according to USA Today.

Last year, Jon Stewart took his first leave of absence from hosting The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to make his directorial debut with Rosewater. The film, bought by Open Road Films, will finally be released in theates on Nov. 14. Rosewater is based on the true story of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, who travelled to Iran to interview presidential hopeful Mir-Hossein Moussavi in 2009.

Moussavi at the time was running against incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Bahari was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard police after selling footage of post-election riots. He was then tortured and interrogated by a group led by a man calling himself “Rosewater.” Bahari then wrote a book about his trials, Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival, on which Stewart based the script for Rosewater. Check out the trailer introduced by Jon Stewart below.

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