On Monday January 6th, Ancaster Film Fest will open their eleventh season with a double feature. At 4:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. only, AFF will screen the exceptional documentary, Our Man in Tehran.  The directors Drew Taylor and Larry Weinstein will be on hand to introduce the film and hold a Q&A following the screenings.

The main subject of Our Man in Tehran is Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who personally sheltered six American diplomats in the operation that became known as “the Canadian Caper.” This is a gripping, informative documentary that chronicles the details that not many are aware of. That moniker implies mischief and hijinks, but, as the film’s subjects make clear, this was no game. Lives were on the line. This is the true story that the feature film Argo manipulated into an Oscar winner.  Our Man in Tehran, directed by Larry Weinstein and former baseball player Drew Taylor (no relation to Ken Taylor), features lengthy interviews with Joe Clark, Ken Taylor, Pat Taylor (Taylor’s wife) and Tony Mendez, the CIA operative played by Ben Affleck in Argo and contains an eye-opening wealth of archival footage.

Doors open at 3:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. at Ancaster Silver City. Non-members pay $9 at the matinee and $10 at the evening screening.  Ancaster Film Fest is a member of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Film Circuit, a group of 180 sites across Canada screening the best of Canadian and International films to their audiences.  All of our proceeds from the January 6th screenings will go to the Hamilton Out of the Cold program.