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on Mar 20, 2007

This weekend the IFP and Filmmaker will be hosting four screenings of Michael Tucker’s The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair. We’ll be doing Q and A’s with director Tucker (whose previous film was the Iraq doc Gunnar Palace) after the 5:15 and 7:20 shows, Friday and Saturday, at the Cinema Village in New York.

The doc was a bit hit down at SXSW and I’m eager to talk with Tucker about its production.

Here’s how the filmmakers describe the film:

In an absurd comedy of errors, a freedom-loving Iraqi journalist is mistaken as Tony Blair’s would-be assassin and sent to Abu Ghraib Prison where he discovers the true meaning of liberation. The film from the directors of “Gunner Palace” continues where that film left off with one detainee picked up in a raid by the US military and tells his incredible personal story — and unique relationship with one American soldier — putting a human face on the civilian impact of this conflict.

And here’s the trailer:

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