Bafta-winning drama opens in Wells
Ben Affleck's Argo (15) is coming to Wells Film Centre this week having won best film and best director at the Baftas.
In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and 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 few options, expert Tony Mendez devised a daring plan – to create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew.
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With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez created the ruse and proceeds to Iran as its associate producer.
However, time was running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves.
Opening at Wells this week is I Give It A Year (15) which looks at the trials and tribulations of a newlywed couple during their first year of marriage.
Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat and struggling novelist Josh have been deliriously happy despite their differences.
Josh is a thinker, Nat's a doer, but the spark between them is undeniable.
Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friends and even the minister who marries them aren't convinced that they can last.
Josh's ex-girlfriend, Chloe, and Nat's handsome American client Guy, could offer attractive alternatives.
With their first anniversary approaching, neither wants to be the first to give up, but will they make it?
Great Expectations (12A) is showing at Strode Theatre, in Street, tonight, at 7.30pm.
It tells the classic tale of Dickens' novel in which Pip is raised from being a humble orphan thanks to a mysterious benefactor.
Taking the role of Miss Havisham is Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes plays the escaped convict Magwitch, Robbie Coltrane plays Mr Jaggers the lawyer and Jeremy Irvine plays Pip with Estella played by Holliday Grainger.
McCullin (15) is being screened at Strode tomorrow night at 7.30pm.
This made-for-cinema documentary shows how Don McCullin created some of the latter 20th-century's most iconic images of man's inhumanity to man.
Working at a critical time in global photojournalism, he witnessed the change of ethos to publishing and editorial freedom for newspapers to print what they wanted, free from constraints of advertisers.
He brought the impact and reality of human conflict to the general reader, going on war assignments sometimes with only 20 rolls of film.
He was shooting with a respect for image now disappearing from the digital age.