Opens Friday, July 19, 2024

Special Events

  • Fri Jul 19 : 

    Q&A with director Ibrahim Nash'at at 7:15 p.m.!

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  • Sat Jul 20 : 

    Q&A with director Ibrahim Nash'at at 7:15 p.m.!

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Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20 at 7:15 p.m.: Q&As with director Ibrahim Nash’at

When the United States withdrew from its twenty-year “forever war” in Afghanistan, the Taliban retook control of the ravaged country and immediately found an American base loaded with weaponry—a portion of the over $7 billion in U.S. armaments still in the country. Unprecedented and audacious, director Ibrahim Nash’at’s HOLLYWOODGATE spends a year inside Afghanistan following the Taliban as they take possession of the cache America left behind—and transform from a fundamentalist militia into a heavily armed military regime.

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, Telluride

Additional showtimes for 7/19-7/25 to be announced.

  • Country USA, Germany
  • Language Dari and Pashto with English Subtitles, English
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Fourth Act Film
  • Director Ibrahim Nash'at
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning

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