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Theatres screen Oscar winners

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: March 14, 2013

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Ben Affleck's Oscar winning Argo (15) continues at Wells Film Centre this week. Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis.

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the US embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage.

But, in the middle of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country.

A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

Also continuing this week is Song For Marion (PG).

It is about shy, grumpy pensioner Arthur who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion to join a highly unconventional local choir.

At odds with his son James, it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life.

Arthur must confront the undercurrents of his own grumbling persona as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self discovery.

At Strode Theatre this week Life Of Pi (PG) is showing today at 5pm and 7.30pm and tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery.

While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor – a fearsome Bengal tiger.

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