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Desert One (2019)

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Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa FL

Aug 21 2020
Sep 24 2020
Desert One (2019)

1h 47m / Not Rated / Documentary NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM AT HOME!

From Two-time Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Barbara Kopple, Desert One tells the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution, which has been called “the most audacious, difficult, complicated, rescue mission ever attempted.”

Using new archival sources, unprecedented access to key players on both sides, and 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, master documentarian Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) reveals the true story behind one of the most daring rescues in modern US history: a secret mission to free hostages captured during the 1979 Iranian revolution.


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The film’s distributor, Greenwich Entertainment, will be splitting the revenue with Tampa Theatre, 50/50. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means that we are unable to offer Member pricing for virtual screenings. Thanks for your understanding, and THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO SUPPORT TAMPA THEATRE!

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711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602


Nearby city garage, street parking and paid lots.


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    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access to ground-level seating only. Accessible restroom on ground level. Sign language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.

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