The NYC Premiere of NICE BOMBS
A feature documentary directed by Usama Alshaibi
An Artvamp and Benzfilm Group Production
WHEN: Friday, March 30th 7:00pm
WHERE: Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at Second Street) New York, NY 10003
Producer Ben Berkowitz will be in attendence.
ABOUT NICE BOMBS:
Nice Bombs has been acquired by Seventh Art Releasing www.7thart.com. It is making its NYC premiere March 30th at NYUFF and then will be released in select theaters this summer. The deal was negotiated by Seventh Art’s Udy Epstein and Benzfilm Group’s Ben Berkowitz. Nice Bombs was produced by Artvamp LLC and Benzfilm Group with the help of major supporters, including The Playboy Foundation, Creative Capital and the film’s Executive Producer Studs Terkel.
In Nice Bombs, filmmaker Usama Alshaibi returns to Baghdad to reunite with his family after nearly 24 years. This documentary navigates through his unique relationship to an Iraq that is much different than the country of his childhood.
Usama captures the conflicting reactions to the conditions of life in Baghdad. Through a wide range of opinions and experiences he provides a broad panorama of voices long neglected under Saddam’s regime.
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.
For more information, a screener of the film or to schedule an interview contact:
400 S. Main St. #2B LA, CA 90013 213-613-0229 office 213-613-0269 fax
For credits, press, and to see the Nice Bombs trailer go to http://nicebombs.com