When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood production in order to fool the terrorists into releasing a group of U.S. diplomats in this docudrama based on actual events. Using multiple film stocks and reportedly blowing up some of the 35mm footage for a grainier texture, director Affleck achieves the look, feel, and almost smell of the late 1970s.
A compilation of Academy Nominated animated shorts, with some honorable mentions thrown in for good measure and extra pleasure. The program will include introductions and exclusive interviews with last year’s winners. Don’t miss your chance to predict this year’s winners before the Oscars are handed out on February 24th!