DESERT ONE – Review by Carol Cling

Those who’ve seen 2012’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Argo know the happy Hollywood-ending story of six American hostages who escaped the U.S. embassy to take refuge with Canadian diplomats until they were smuggled out of Tehran. Desert One, by contrast, recounts the ill-fated mission to rescue the 52 remaining hostages from the captured U.S. embassy.

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JIMMY CARTER MAN FROM PLAINS – Retroview by Jennifer Merin

Before director Jonathan Demme signed on to helm a documentary about Jimmy Carter, he negotiated two important points: he would have unlimited access to the former president and he would have final cut of the film. As a result, Demme has produced an unusually intimate, insightful and revealing tribute to an exceptional elder statesman who, now in his 80s, continues to work tirelessly for peace.

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