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nice bombs opens this week

Just a reminder that the Artvamp and Benzfilm Group documentary Nice Bombs opens in Chicago and New York this week! See below for theaters and showtimes.

NEW YORK
The Pioneer Theatre
155 East 3rd Street- NY, NY
Tel: (212) 591-0434
SHOWTIMES
Weds., July 11 @ 7pm & 9pm
Thurs., July 12 @ 9pm
Fri., July 13 @ 7pm & 9pm
Sat., July 14 @ 7pm & 9pm
Sun., July 15 @ 5pm & 9pm
Mon., July 16 @ 9pm
Tues., July 17 @ 9pm
Weds., July 18 @ 7pm
Thurs., July 19 @ 7pm
Fri., July 20 @ 7pm
Sat., July 21 @ 7pm
Sun., July 22 @ 7pm
BUY TICKETS HERE

CHICAGO
The Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street Chicago, Illinois 60601
Tel: 312-846-2600
*Director Usama Alshaibi will be in attendance for Q & A
SHOWTIMES:
Wednesday, July 11 @ 8:30pm
Monday, July 16 @ 8:15pm
BUY TICKETS HERE

For more info visit nicebombs.com
nice bombs


nice bombs in theaters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Seventh Art Releasing presents an Artvamp and Benzfilm Group
Production

NICE BOMBS
MY JOURNEY BACK TO IRAQ

Executive Producers: William Haddad, Justin Moyer, Studs Terkel
Produced by: Kristie Alshaibi, Ben Berkowitz, Ben Redgrave
Directed by: Usama Alshaibi
http://www.nicebombs.com

Playing theatrically in NYC and Chicago beginning July 11th 2007 Los Angeles and other dates
coming soon…

NEW YORK
The Pioneer Theatre
July 11, 9pm (followed by a ten day run, ending on July 21.)
155 East 3rd Street- NY, NY
Tel: (212) 591-0434

CHICAGO
The Gene Siskel Film Center
July 11, 8:30pm & July 16 8:15pm
164 North State Street Chicago, Illinois 60601
Tel: 312-846-2600

In Nice Bombs, filmmaker Usama Alshaibi returns to Baghdad to reunite with his family after nearly 24 years. Usama captures the conflicting reactions to the conditions of life in Baghdad. His cousin Tareef enters the room upon hearing an explosion. “It’s a bomb. A nice bomb,” he explains. The phrase is indicative of his family’s nonchalance about their situation. As one young boy put it, “We’re Iraqis. It’s normal.” With humor and resilience Nice Bombs explores Usama’s dual role as both Iraqi and American.

“It pulls off the rare feat of being ‘important’ without forcing a political agenda down the audience’s throat.”

-Time Out Chicago

” …a surprisingly warm first-person video diary…edited with grace and tact.”

-Michael Philips, Chicago Tribune

“Among the many Iraq docs I’ve seen over the last few years, Usama Alshaibi’s ‘Nice Bombs’ offers a refreshing new perspective… Westerners will likely sympathize with Alshaibi and his family in a much deeper way. Because, after all, he is one of us, too.”

-Anthony Kaufman, IndieWIRE

For more information, a screener of the film or to schedule an interview contact:
BENZFILM GROUP
400 S. Main St. #2B LA, CA 90013
213-613-0229 office
213-613-0269 fax
info@benzfilm.com
www.benzfilm.com