Tickling Giants (Off-site at the Vista, w/ Larry Wilmore, Bassem Youssef, and Sara Taksler in person!)

This show will take place at the Vista, located at 4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

With a set by DJ Chris Holmes

Followed by a Q&A moderated by Larry Wilmore (The Daily Show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Black-ish)!

“If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime.”

The Daily Show producer Sara Taksler’s exuberant, prescient doc follows the rise and fall of Bassem Youssef – “Egypt’s Jon Stewart.” Leaving a successful career as a cardiac surgeon, Youssef brought satire to Egypt in the throes of the Arab Spring, with his show (Al-Bernameg aka “The Show”) which regularly drew 30 million views – to put that in perspective, we’re talking about 40% of the population of Egypt. The charismatic Youssef waged a fight for free speech that is – unfortunately – still extremely fraught.

Dir. Sara Taksler, 2016, DCP, 111 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!