Book signing to follow
Argo: The Movie and the True Story with Jonna Mendez
Former CIA operative Jonna Mendez returns to The Four Arts to give a unique look into the CIA’s operation to rescue six American diplomats from Iran during the 1989 Iranian Revolution. The Hollywood film about the incident, Argo, won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2013. Mendez will discuss the additions and deletions that the film made to the true story, explaining Hollywood’s rationale, and answer questions about this once-highly-classified tale. She will also add some behind-the-scenes details involved in making the movie and discuss the CIA’s reaction to the publicity from the film.
Related film screening: Argo, Friday, April 28, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., includes Q+A with Mendez following the screening.