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THE WAR TAPES – Steve James in attendance!

Special Screening/Reception of 2006 Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary winner

Thursday, June 29th, 7:00 pm
Film Row Cinema, Columbia Colllege, 1104 S Wabash, 8th Floor
Admission FREE I RSVP: chicago@ifp.org

Straight from the front lines in Iraq, THE WAR TAPES is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves. This is Operation Iraqi Freedom as filmed by Sergeant Steve Pink, Sergeant Zack Bazzi and Specialist Mike Moriarty. Steve is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack is a Lebanese-American university student who loves to travel and is fluent in Arabic. Mike is a father who seeks honor and redemption. Each leaves a woman behind – a girlfriend, a mother and a wife. Through their candid footage, these men open their hearts and take us on an unforgettable journey, capturing camaraderie and humor along with the brutal and terrifying experiences they face.

“Riveting! Compelling!… Gives a stronger taste of the Iraq war experience than any film I can remember.” – Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The first indispensable Iraq documentary.” – Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Remarkable. Very moving. Very real.” – Mark Bowden, Author of Black Hawk Down

“A film of rare honesty and power that exposes, from the eyes of those who fight the war, the revolting and soul-numbing world of combat.” – Chris Hedges, author of the bestselling and National Book Critics Circle Award winning War is the Force that Gives us Meaning

“the single best document (book, film or article) you could see” on the war in Iraq – John Fisher Burns, the New York Times’ Baghdad bureau chief and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning foreign correspondent