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“Rosewater: Live Preview Event w/ Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert

Fathom Events and Open Road Films to Give Audiences Sneak Peek at

Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut in ‘Rosewater’ Followed by

Live Q&A on the Eve Before Its National Release

DENVER – November 3, 2014 – Fathom Events and Open Road Films are partnering to present the exclusive “Rosewater: Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert LIVE” event, including the feature film Rosewater followed by a Live Q&A with Jon Stewart, the film’s screen writer, director and producer, interviewed by Stephen Colbert, host and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award Winning series “The Colbert Report,” broadcast from New York City. Fans can join the conversation by Tweeting questions now via Twitter using the hashtag #RosewaterLive.  This special event will be showcased in select cinemas nationwide for only one night on November 13 live at 7:30 p.m. ET and tape delayed to 7:30 p.m. local time in all other time zones. Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by the BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, which is now available in paperback and titled after the upcoming movie. Following the exclusive Fathom Events preview on November 13, Rosewater will be in theaters nationwide on November 14.

Tickets for “Rosewater: Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert LIVE” are available at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be presented in more than 300 select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

A true story, Rosewater marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of “The Daily Show” host and executive producer Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal, leading an international cast.  Rosewater is produced by Scott Rudin, Stewart and Gigi Pritzker, with Lila Yacoub, Eli Bush and Chris McShane serving as executive producers.

Rosewater has a direct connection to Stewart, who since taking over as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” in 1999, has turned the nightly half-hour satirical look at newsmakers and news-coverers into not only a perennial Emmy-winning juggernaut, but also an important touchstone on the zeitgeist. Stewart and “The Daily Show” covered Bahari’s saga nightly and the journalist appeared on the show to talk about his ordeal once he was released from prison.

Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a 42-year-old broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship living in London. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  As Moussavi’s supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration hours before the polls closed on election day, Bahari endured great personal risk by submitting camera footage of the unfolding street riots to the BBC. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, led by a man identifying himself only as “Rosewater,” who proceeded to torture and interrogate the journalist over the next 118 days. In October 2009, with Bahari’s wife leading an international campaign from London to have her husband freed, and Western media outlets including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” continuing to keep the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on $300,000 bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.

“Rosewater has been celebrated by early festival audiences as well as critics,” said Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. “Moviegoers have expressed incredible enthusiasm about the upcoming release of Jon Stewart’s directorial debut and we are thrilled to be able to bring this special event with two icons to theaters across the country.”

“Rosewater is an important story that must be told to the world,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “The chance to see it first and hear the thought-provoking insight directly from the film’s creator should not be missed.”

View the event trailer on our YouTube page and visit our press site for event photos.

Historic ‘Vikings’ and ‘Pompeii,’ Exhibitions from the British Museum Come to U.S. Movie Theaters

Fathom Events and More2Screen Team Again to Offer Audiences an Exclusive, Private View of Highly Acclaimed British Museum Exhibitions 

Greenwood Village, Colo. – Sept. 03, 2014 – Fathom Events and the U.K.’s More2Screen are partnering to present two extraordinary cinematic experiences from the British Museum in London that shine a bright light on two cultures – Viking and Roman – that have had a profound impact on western civilization. Anyone with a passion for history, culture or forces in the modern world will be fascinated by the Museum’s Vikingsfrom the British Museum” on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. local time, and Pompeii from the British Museum” on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. local time. Both events, which will be shown two weeks apart and for only one night each,  provide an inside look into  the two most acclaimed exhibitions of the British Museum’s 2013 and 2014 seasons.

“Vikings from the British Museum” – the Museum’s first major exhibition on the Vikings in more than 30 years – will focus on the core period of the Viking Age: the late 8th to the early 11th century. The “Pompeii from the British Museum” exhibition was the first ever held on the important cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum, and the first in London for almost 40 years.

Tickets for “Vikings from the British Museum” and “Pompeii from the British Museum” are available at participating theater box offices and online at Both events will be presented in more than 470 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Patricia Wheatley, Head of Broadcasting at the British Museum and Executive Producer of Vikings from the British Museum, said, “We are delighted that American audiences will be able to have their own private view of two of our biggest and most popular recent exhibitions, in the company of leading experts who really know their subject.  The Vikings influenced so much of our modern world and the extraordinary objects from the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum tell a haunting human story.”

“The British Museum offers an array of exquisite collections from around the world,” Fathom Events’ senior vice president Dan Diamond said. “As part of Fathom’s continued commitment to bring the finest in alternative programming to movie theaters, local communities will have the chance to experience these breathtaking exhibitions of world history and culture like never before.”

“Vikings from the British Museum” – Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. local time

This exhibition offers cinema audiences an exclusive private view of the BP-sponsored exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend. Introduced by historians and broadcasters Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes, and featuring Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams and British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, this showcase  will take the viewer through the exhibition, getting up close to objects and exploring the global contacts of the Vikings –  ships and swords, burials and beliefs, language and legacy. The broadcast also explores how we are still connected to the Vikings, through our languages, our poetry, our personal and place names – even our DNA. With practical demonstrations and stunning close-up photography of Viking objects in the exhibition, this program is a reminder of how the Vikings have shaped our modern lives across four continents, yes, including North America.

“Pompeii from the British Museum” – Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. local time

This encore presentation of an event first shown in 2013, will offer an exclusive private view of the British Museum’s blockbuster show Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. This special encore features an edited tour appropriate for all ages so that younger audiences can attend and enjoy this unique experience. The exhibition focuses on the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, this fascinating show takes audiences around the exhibition with insights from renowned experts who bring these extraordinary objects to life. With accompanying music, poetry and eyewitness accounts, viewers go behind the scenes of the exhibition to explore the stories of these famous Roman cities