March 21, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seventh Art Releasing picks up Artvamp and Benzfilm Group Production
NICE BOMBS for distribution.
Seventh Art will run NICE BOMBS, Usama Alshaibi’s Iraq Documentary, in select theaters in NYC, Chicago and other cities starting Summer 2007.
Benzfilm Group and Artvamp LLC Announce
NICE BOMBS will also screen at the New York Underground Film Festival 2007 for tickets and more information on the festival http://www.nyuff.com/2007/ . WHAT: The NYC Premiere of NICE BOMBS 76 min A feature documentary directed by Usama Alshaibi at the NYUFF WHEN: Friday, March 30th 7:00pm WHERE: Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue ( at 2nd st) New York, NY 10003
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:
BENZFILM GROUP 400 S. Main St. #2B LA, CA 90013 213-613-0229 office 213-613-0269 fax