COUP 53

Sponsored by Jim Sargen and KVEC News Talk 920 AM

While making a documentary about the Anglo-American coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather) discover archival material hidden for decades. The never-before-seen 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmaker to tell the story of the Iranian government’s overthrow in unprecedented detail, but also lead to explosive revelations about dark British secrets buried for 66 years. This includes a full length transcript the filmmakers engage actor Ralph Fiennes to re-enact. A deep and riveting investigation that takes the filmmakers and the audience into uncharted cinematic waters.
119 min / USA

Director: Taghi Amirani
Writers: Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch
Producer: Paul Zaentz

Thursday, March 19 – Palm – 1:30pm
Saturday, March 21 – Palm – 10:00am
Sunday, March 22 – Palm – 12:30pm

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