The second annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival has rolled out the glitz and glamour for another night of movie magic. Last night (October 27) it was Hollywood’s turn in the spotlight with Kevin Spacey arriving in town to promote his new film, Casino Jack. The film is about the politics of the American government during the reign of George W. Bush and one man’s fight as a political lobbyist. Before the premiere kicked off Kevin chated to Ahlan! about his new flick and what his take is on his new political role. "Casino Jack is a film that is a true story about a Washington lobbiyist, and for those of you who don't know what a Washington lobbyist is they pay very very large sums of money to influence senators and congressmen to vote in a particular way on a particular bill. So yes, it's a comedy."
Kevin flew into Doha ahead of last night's premiere with his business partner which marks another stint in Middle East. "I've spent a bit of time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this year," he said. And when it comes to film industry in the region he insists it is going to be the hub for future film makers. "They've built this amazing centre. It's going to be a cultral centre."
The opening night on Tuesday (October 26) kicked off with Salma Hayek walking the red carpet before the Middle East premiere of the much anticipated French/Algerian film Outside The Law (Hors-la-loi) which was screened in three cinemas across Doha.
The Doha Tribeca Film Festival runs from October 26-30.