Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction series tonight, Tuesday, February 11:
DOC NYC, AFI Fest, Double Exposure, Palm Springs
An up-close look at the mission to free American hostages during the 1979 Iranian revolution
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple re-examines the story of Americans taken hostage by Iranian revolutionaries in 1979. Focusing on a rescue mission, the film plays like a thriller. Kopple draws upon never-before-heard audiotapes from inside the White House, as well as new interviews with hostages, rescuers, Iranians, and even President Carter, whose 1980 election loss to Ronald Reagan was greatly influenced by this decisive chapter of history.