Known for his stance against religion, Bill Maher's views on the various world religions are explored as he travels to numerous religious destinations, such as Jerusalem, the Vatican, and Salt Lake City, interviewing believers from a variety of backgrounds and groups, including Jews for Jesus, Muslims, polygamists, Satanists, Hasidic scholars and even Rael of the Raelian Movement. In the trailer and documentary Maher also interviews research neuroscientist Andrew Newberg, MD, (author of Why We Believe What We Believe) who brain-scans people at the University of Pennyslvania as they pray, meditate and speak in tongues. The documentary was produced by Thousand Words and is being distributed by Lionsgate. Originally slated for intentional release date coinciding with the religious Easter holiday 2008, post-production delays resulting from a screenwriters guild strike pushed the release date back to July 11, 2008. Release has now been pushed back to October 3, 2008.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Bill Maher's Religulous
I can't wait for this one to come out on October 3rd, 2008. Religulous is a documentary that is being directed by Larry Charles and stars Bill Maher. The word "religulous" (if you haven't guessed) is derived from the words religious and ridiculous implying the satirical nature of the documentary that is meant to mock the concept of religion and the problems it brings about. From Wikipedia: