Sunday, February 18, 2007

Iraq in Fragments: film to play in Indianapolis

"IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS" will have a brief run at Key Cinemas beginning on Friday (23 February).

Nominated for an Academy Award, it's a documentary film in Kurdish and Arabic with English subtitles, directed by James Longley and released 10 November 2006 (Running time: 94 minutes).

Key Cinemas is located on the southwest corner of South Keystone, Hanna and Carson Avenues in the Keystone South Shopping Center at 4044 South Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis.

Showtimes are 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (23-24 February); 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday (25 February), and 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday (28 February).

According to the publicity release, "Iraq in Fragments" illuminates post-war Iraq in three acts, building a vivid picture of a country pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity. Filmed in verité style, with no scripted narration, the film power fully explores the lives of ordinary Iraqis: people whose thoughts, beliefs, aspirations, and concerns are at once personal and illustrative of larger issues in Iraq today.

After the 7 p.m. showing 28 February, a group of Iraqis and Middle East experts will lead a discussion of the film. If you would like to see the film and to participate in a discussion but can't attend that screening, please contact John Clark at Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, 317:472-9666. "If there is a big enough demand, we might set up a discussion on the afternoon of Saturday the 24th, or Sunday the 25th," he writes.

In addition to its Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, the film won Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition, and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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