Film for Grown-ups

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

Don't miss this BAFTA Award winner.

The Woods Hole Public Library is proud to announce a showing of the American film which just won the British BAFTA Award for Best Picture. This film will be shown on the last Monday evening in February, the 25th, at 7 PM. It was released in 2012, and Boston’s own Ben Affleck both directs and stars in it. The story dramatizes the historic and spell-binding events starting in 1979 when the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries; several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was eventually ordered to get them out of the country.

With this film, Affleck has also won the Golden Globe award for Best Director; the AFI Award for Best Film of the Year, and has 7 nominations for Oscars. The film runs 120 minutes, and is rated R.

As usual, the Library cannot publicly name the title of the film because of restrictions in their lease for public viewing, but if a phone call is made to the Library at 508-548-8961, the librarians can answer in response to a direct question. The film will be free and open to the public.