In conjunction with the February 10 release of Rosewater on Blu-ray and DVD, Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award two lucky readers one (1) copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more about the film, the official synopsis reads:
Rosewater marks the feature-film writing and directing debut of comedian and political The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Gael García Bernal (Cesar Chavez, The Loneliest Planet) stars as Maziar Bahari, turning in a performance described as “exceptional” by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, along with Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (On the Inside, The Odd Life of Timothy Green).
Based on Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity, and Survival, the best-selling memoir by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy, Rosewater follows the Tehran-born, Canada-based Bahari as the journalist returns to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, challenger to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the country’s contentious 2009 presidential election. As Mousavi’s supporters were protesting Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration even before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. For this, Bahari was arrested by police led by a man known only as “Rosewater.” He was tortured and interrogated over the next 118 days, while his wife embarked on an international campaign to have her husband freed and media outlets kept the story alive.
The contest is only open to residents of the continental U.S and Canada. Upon notification, recipients will need to provide their own valid address (within 48 hours of email notification); no P.O. Boxes. Failure to do so will forfeit prize and another winner will be randomly selected. Cinema Sentries does not enter into any contract or guarantee with prize participants or any visitors to our site.
Also, check out the official film sweepstakes that offers a chance to win a trip to New York City and a taping of The Daily Show: http://www.rosewatersweeps.com/