Argo and Frankenweenie

PUBLISHED: 10:01 28 November 2012




THE true story of how six American hostages were rescued in the 1970s is brought to Clevedon’s silver screen this week.

Argo (15), co-produced by Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov, tells the heroic tale of a rescue mission, deep behind enemy lines, in Iran.

When the US embassy in Tehran was stormed in November 1979, all bar six of the diplomats were captured.

CIA specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck) is tasked with rescuing them before the Iranian insurgents track them down, but unable to use conventional methods, he is forced to think outside the box.

Mendez sends in an undercover team, claiming to be doing Hollywood film research, and tries to smuggle them out of the country.

But soon his plot is rumbled and Mendez finds himself not only fighting for his own life, but also those of the six diplomats and hostages.

Argo will be screened at The Curzon Community Cinema in Old Church Road from Friday until December 6.

* From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland and The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie (PG), a heart warming tale about a boy and his dog to be screened at the Curzon at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments.

He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new leash on life can be monstrous.

Frankenweenie is a fun, imaginative story full of incredible characters, monstrous experiments and, above all, friendship, bringing a whole new dimension to the family movie experience.

* For full viewing times and to book tickets call 01275 871000 or visit

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