"Nowadays, documentaries are increasingly taking on the trappings of political stump speeches... But Nice Bombs comes off more like a good book: Each chapter reveals a new layer of Alshaibi’s complicated relationship with his family— and with the war in Iraq."
"It pulls off the rare feat of being 'important' without forcing a political agenda down the audience’s throat."-- Jason Mojica, Time Out Chicago, August 10
"A surprisingly warm first-person video diary, blending a series of reunions with relatives and footage of the bazaars, streets, homes and everyday perils of life in post-Saddam, mid-occupation and mid-chaos Iraq."
-- Michael Phillips, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Distance tends to simplify our view of anything, and this video humanizes the situation on the ground mostly by complicating it..."
-- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Critics Choice, CHICAGO READER
OPENING NIGHT FILM!
CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVALcuff.org
AUGUST 17, 2006 at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATER
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
WITH AFTER PARTY AT:
3159 North Southport 9pm
DJ ADELE FOO
BOBBY CONN AND THE GLASS GYPSIES
dog of son
- NICE BOMBS WORLD PREMIERE TONIGHT AUG 17 AT MUSIC BOX