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COUP 53

Wednesday, Aug 19 (All day) to Thursday, Sep 10 (All day)

QUARANTINE CINEMA OFFERING

AVAILABLE STARTING AUGUST 19

 

 

The story of the 1953 Anglo-American coup in Iran that overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah. Featuring never seen before archive which had been hidden for decades.

While making a documentary about the Anglo-American coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The English Patient) discover extraordinary never seen before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but also lead to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years. What begins as a history documentary about 4 days in August 1953 turns into a live investigation, taking the filmmakers into uncharted cinematic waters.

The roots of Iran's volatile relationship with Britain and America has never been so forensically and dramatically exposed.

"Remarkable, passionate and fearless, will enthrall documentary and history geeks, jaw dropping revelations, has the air of something that grew from an impudent home movie into a magnum opus" - The Hollywood Reporter

A ticket for this special event includes an EXCLUSIVE LIVE Q&A at 12pm PST on August 20th with RALPH FIENNES, WALTER MURCH, and TAGHI AMIRANI in conversation with JON SNOW of Channel 4 News.
You have until 9:45 pm PST on the August 20th to get your ticket and watch the film in time for the live Q&A.

Director: TAGHI AMIRANI

UK, Iran, USA | English, Persian, Italian, French w/ English Subtitles | 2019 | Documentary | 119 minutes | NR 

$12 for a 24 hour rental period. 

Your ticket includes a Q&A on August 20. No extra purchase needed. When you buy your ticket you will get an order confirmation email with information about the link for the Q&A. The Q&A will be live on Thursday 20th at 12pm PT.  It will run for 45 mins. If you miss it there will be a recording you can watch at your convenience. The Q&A is exclusive to ticket holders and will not be livestreamed to the world. It will run on Crowdcast.

HOW TO WATCH: TELEVISION (via the the downloaded APPLE TV or ANDROID app, or CHROMECAST) MOBILE DEVICE (iPhone, iPad, Android) | COMPUTER (by clicking on the link below).

For more information on how the rental works:

  • Click the button above, or follow THIS LINK to purchase entry to our digital screening room.
  • Create an account – it’s very easy! – and complete your purchase.
  • Watch as much as you like for 24 hours!
  • For any questions regarding streaming, device, connection, or payment issues, you will need to reference these links and reach out directly Eventive here.
  • For non-streaming questions, please feel free to reach out to us at admin@lincolntheatre.org