TRAILER: "Rosewater"

Jon Stewart's directorial debut finally has a trailer, right before the movie premieres at Telluride this weekend, and then Toronto next week. Actually, the film already screened for several critics last night and the early word so far is fairly lukewarm. As someone who has watched The Daily Show for many years, I have never seen Jon Stewart exhibit much (or any) interest in films, so I'm a little baffled by his sudden move toward becoming a director. I mean really, he never sees any of the movies that his celebrity guests are promoting and if anything often shows a fair amount of disdain towards Hollywood. I could have seen him making a documentary about this subject (based on the autobiography of the Iranian journalist Mazahir Bahari) rather than an actual film, so I don't really know where this is coming from.