108 min

NYC PREMIERE Two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream) 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.

Co-presented by Film Fatales and NYWIFT


Director: Barbara Kopple
Executive Producer: Zachary G. Behr, Eli Lehrer
Producer: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy, Eric Forman
Writer: Francisco Bello
Cinematographer: Gary Griffin, Gelareh Kizand, Asad Faruqi, Thomas Kaufman
Editor: Francisco Bello, Fabian Caballero
Music: Wendy Blackstone
Language: English, Farsi
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Publicist: The 2050 Group Publicity
US Distributor: HISTORY
Sales Agent: Cinetic Media