A taut and entertaining thriller from director (and star) Ben Affleck, ARGO was produced by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree George Clooney, and features production design by AFI Conservatory alumna Sharon Seymour and second-unit direction by alum Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. It was recognized with an AFI AWARD as one of the year’s most outstanding motion pictures – with an official rationale that read, “ARGO cracks the code between fiction and truth – and uses both to deliver a rousing Hollywood adventure through a harrowing time in history. Director Ben Affleck drops audiences deep inside the Iran hostage crisis, and then skillfully leads an escape that marshals the forces of American film – including a masterful screenplay by Chris Terrio and an all-star cast that inspires laughs and cheers amidst heart-pounding suspense. Ultimately, the film is a wry meditation on the movies and the high stakes of storytelling in politics and beyond. And to those who doubt this is one of the best films of the year, ‘ARGO f*** yourself.'”
AFI Movie Club: ARGO
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