#FIRSTLOOK: “OUR MAN IN TEHRAN” TRAILER – NOW IN THEATRES
After making a splash at TIFF ’13, eOne Films releases Our Man in Tehran in theatres. The Documentary co-directed by the Toronto Duo Larry Weinstein and Drew Taylor, reveals via first-hand Interviews with those involved, new information about the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979 – which we’ve all come to know about a bit better in 2013 Academy Award Best Picture, Argo.
I had the pleasure of catching-up with Taylor, who as an aside has a Ph.D. and also the distinction formerly of playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, during the Film Festival. Would you believe that Ben Affleck himself had e-mailed offering to narrate the Documentary? “That totally would’ve defeated the purpose of what we were trying to accomplish”, he tells me about the Film which promises a more accurate Snapshot of the events that took place leading-up to the rescue of six Hostages with the help of then-Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor in what would go on to be known as the “Canadian Caper“.
Perhaps we’ll hear from our new Batman in the DVD release?
Watch the Trailer in full below:
Our Man in Tehran is now playing at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
(Photo/video credit: eOne Films/Mr. Will Wong)
#TIFF13: “OUR MAN IN TEHRAN”
If you think you’re a Fan of Best Picture Winner at the Academy Awards, Argo, wait till you know the truth behind it all. Our Man in Tehran debuts at TIFF ’13, chronicling the whole story behind what became known as The Canadian Caper, involving the rescue of six Americans who made it out of Tehran unscathed after behind held hostage during the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis.
The Film, directed by Larry Weinstein and former professional Baseball Player Drew Taylor, delivers a Canadian perspective an gained the participation of Ken Taylor (played by Victor Garber), the then Ambassador who sheltered the six American Diplomats, and Tony Mendez (played by Ben Affleck) among other Hostages.
eOne Films distributes Our Man in Tehran and for those of you looking to see it first at TIFF ’13, it screens at TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:15 PM.
(Photo credit: eOne Films)