DESERT ONE2020-08-27T16:17:10-06:00
DESERT ONE
Rental revenue is split between the film distributor & Utah Film Center.

Directed by: Barbara Kopple
Runtime: 108 min
Year: 2019
Country: USA
Rated: Not Rated
Language: English
Film Type: Documentary
Format: Streaming
Restrictions: Available only in the US

It has been called “the most audacious, difficult, complicated, rescue mission ever attempted.” Desert One uniquely blends emotion and bravado to tell the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Two-time Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple discovers a wealth of unearthed archival sources and receives unprecedented access, engaging in intimate conversations with many of the soldiers closest to the story, some for the first time, as well as President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale, and TV newsman Ted Koppel. Evocative new animation brings audiences closer than anyone has ever gotten to being on the inside for this history-making operation.

Opening Friday, August 21. Rent the film for $9.99, get 3 days to view the film online. 50% of all proceeds will support Utah Film Center and our staff.


How To Start Watching
Click the button above and you will then be directed to the film’s website where you will make an account and submit your payment.

This virtual screening is hosted on Eventive.org which offers apps for Apple TV and Roku, additionally, you can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet and can “cast” to your TV using a Chromecast, FireTV, Roku, and Apple TV. Wondering how to connect your computer or mobile device to your TV? Check out our overview of wired and wireless options.

Official Selection:
2019 Toronto Film Festival
2019 DOC NYC
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