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Usama Alshaibi’s Nice Bombs: Free Screenings

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 13, 2009

Nice Bombs movie poster with film stills arranged to look like a falling bomb

Oct. 16
8 & 10 p.m.
Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL

Hosted by: Cinema Obscura

To celebrate the DVD release of Usama Alshaibi‘s award-winning Iraq War documentary Nice Bombs, distributor Cinema Obscura is hosting a night of free screenings of the film at Chicago’s Portage Theater.

Born in Iraq, but raised in the U.S., Alshaibi returned to Baghdad with his wife Kristie shortly after the start of the war to see his family after 24 years away and to gauge the reaction to the invasion by the locals. Nice Bombs is an intensely personal documentary that presents a unique view of the controversial war that still rages today. The film is filled with surprising humor as it presents an intimate insight into how the lives of ordinary Iraqis changed the day the U.S. arrived in their city streets.

There will be two free screenings of the film at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Seating will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Nice Bombs won the Best Documentary award at the 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival and has aired several times on the Sundance Channel.

Nice Bombs will be available on DVD on Oct. 27. It can currently be pre-ordered on Amazon.

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