Dubai organizers bump 'Thread' screening



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The Axis of Evil Comedy Troupe has replaced Thursday's 8 p.m. screening of the film "The White Thread," festival organizers announced. No reason was given for the change, other than "circumstances beyond our control led to the rescheduling."

"White Thread" was to screen as part of DIFF's Rhythm & Reels musical screening series, a new festival initiative that pairs musical films with live performances.

The Axis of Evil, which specializes in political satire, is in the midst of a Middle East tour. This week, the trio showcased its unique brand of irreverent humor during a DIFF comedy writing workshop.

A performance of traditional Arabic gypsy songs by Bnet Marrakech will follow the Axis of Evil performance. In a unique twist on the DIFF's mandate to "Bridge Cultures," Marrakech will be joined by electronic dance specialist DJ Zayan Freeman.