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Telluride: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' leavens a somber story with humor
Telluride: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' leavens a somber story with humor

Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" is about a deathly serious subject -- the Iranian government's 2009 imprisonment of Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari.  But, as Telluride Film Festival audiences discovered at the political drama's first public screening Friday night, Stewart has brought his distinctive comedic DNA as host of "The Daily Show" into his screenwriting and directorial debut. With an amusing interrogation scene about erotic massages, some wry commentary about the declining state of the newsmagazine ("There are better ways of doing propaganda," Bahari tells his captors) and no less than three jokes about New...

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