Monday, September 6, 2010
Meet Mahmud Nasir ( , ), loving husband, doting father and something of a “relaxed” Muslim. He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is a true Muslim. After his mother’s death, Mahmud finds his birth certificate, which reveals that not only was he adopted at birth…but he’s Jewish, and his real name is Solly Shimshillewitz! As Mahmud tumbles headlong into a full-scale identity crisis, the only person he can turn to is Lenny (Richard Schiff, The West Wing), a drunken Jewish cabbie. Soon Mahmud is embarking on lessons in Jewishness, starting with how to dance like Topol and the proper way to say “oy vey.” This revelation couldn’t come at a worse time, with Mahmud’s son about to marry the stepdaughter of a radical Muslim cleric. (The Good Wife) and Matt Lucas ( ) join the cast of this comedy of ethnic proportions.
Join the Memphis Film Society with helping to promote this wonderful, independent production. It's rare that Memphians get treated to this type of movie, so let's make sure that Tribeca Enterprises thinks of us again in the future! Let's get the word out and be sure to make a screening of this movie (honestly, it's hilarious and well worth your time). You can read more about the film on their official website and purchase tickets (as well as check for screening dates/times) on the Malco website.
Posted by Rich Newman at 2:05 PM