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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thursday To Do: Argenta Film Series 'Just Like Us'

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The documentary Just Like Us screens at Argenta Community Theater Thursday.
  • The documentary "Just Like Us" screens at Argenta Community Theater Thursday.

ARGENTA FILM SERIES: 'JUST LIKE US'
6 p.m. Argenta Community Theater. $8.

"Just Like Us" is a documentary that follows Egyptian-born American comedian Ahmed Ahmed (who also directed the film) on a tour through Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Lebanon and Egypt to bring standup comedy to a part of the world that many folks don't associate with laughter and good humor.

As Ahmed told the Washington Post last year, the film is "about humor and family and culture. There's a smidgen of geopolitics and religion just to raise the question, not to preach it. I'm just hoping audiences respond." The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Arkansas native Taylor Feltner was one of the producers of "Just Like Us." He'll be on hand Wednesday to answer questions after the screening.

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