With thanks to the Irish Film Institute we have a pair of tickets to give away to the opening night of IFI Doc Fest on Wednesday, September 27th. The evening features a a screening of Sonia Kronlund’s Nothingwood, followed by a wine reception in the IFI foyer.

A rousing tribute to the Ed Wood of Afghan filmmaking, Kronlund’s delightful Nothingwood (the title being a wry spin on a more resourced filmmaking community) follows the gonzo efforts of Afghan actor/producer/director Salim Shaheen and his ramshackle repertory group as they embark on the auter’s 110th no-budget action feature, leading the increasingly anxious Kronlund deep into Taliban-controlled territory.

Though undeniably schlocky, Shaheen’s movies provide some measure of levity to a nation that has been mired in one conflict or another for decades.

IFI Docfest runs September 27th to October 1st.

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