The MOLLI Program at the University of Montana, in collaboration with the Montana World Affairs Council will be holding two free showings of the film Argo, in connection with and in advance of the Distinguished Speaker Program featuring Ambassador Mark Johnson on the Iran Hostage Crisis Revisited – 40 Years Later. This latter event will be on November 4th at 3pm at the University Center – University Ballroom.

* The first showing of Argo will be Thursday, October 24 at 3pm in rooms 203/204 of the James E. Todd Building.

* The second showing will be Thursday, October 31 at 3pm in rooms 203/204 of the James E. Todd Building.

The film is 2 hours long. MOLLI will be handling the registration and requests that World Affairs guests RSVP at molli@umontana.edu to ensure everyone is accommodated.

What is the film Argo about?
On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it’s just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez’s plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his “film” crew.