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'Jewtopia' to Open Malibu Film Fest

The film, which was directed by Malibu's Bryan Fogel, has a cast that includes Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jon Lovitz, Rita Wilson, Tom Arnold, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Peter Stormare, Wendie Malick and Nicollette Sheridan.

"Jewtopia," the directorial debut of Malibu's Bryan Fogel, will open the Malibu International Film Festival Saturday night at the Malibu Lumber Yard.

"It's been an incredible journey from what started as a little show in Los Angeles ... I'm thrilled to be having our Los Angeles premiere in the city that I live in and love, Malibu," Fogel said.

The screening is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Malibu Lumber Yard followed by an opening night party at 9 p.m. The festival, which features mainly emerging filmmakers, runs through Sunday, Sept. 23.

"Jewtopia," which is adapted from the screenplay, stage play and best-selling book, Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People," follows two childhood friends who reunite as adults to help each other land the women of their dreams.

"I believe the film not only captures the outrageous comedy that made the stage play so popular, it also tells the universal story of cultures clashing and families getting in the way of finding true love," Fogel said.

Tickets to the Opening Night screening and gala are $50 each and are available at www.malibufilmfestival.com. According to organizers, for each ticket or pass sold a tree will be planted.

Ben Dover September 22, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Congrats Bryan, Maybe now with the success of your movie you can afford to do something about the Pootopia of your dog Max, your neighbors are tired of picking up after your dog.......the world only revolves around you in your own little mind.
Eileen Culligan September 22, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Very funny. Just one of the many reasons I Love the Patch.
Ha Ha September 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM
best comment ever on Patch

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