Oliver Stone set for appearance at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse

It has been announced that renowned Hollywood film director, writer and producer Oliver Stone will appear at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse for an exclusive ‘In Conversation’ event next month.

Stone, who has won Oscars for his work on Midnight Express, Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon, will take to the stage in front of a live audience on Wednesday, 9 March to discuss his life and career with Edinburgh academics Dr Jonny Murray and Dr David Sorfa.

The controversial American filmmaker has written and directed in excess of 20 full-length feature films, including 1986’s Platoon, 1994’s Natural Born Killers and 1996’s The People vs Larry Flynt, which starred Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love.

During the event, he is also expected to discuss his latest political thriller, Snowden, ahead of its nation-wide release later this year. The biographical movie is based on Luke Harding’s book, The Snowden Files, and tells the story of Edward Snowden, who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to the media in 2013. The cast features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nicolas Cage, Tom Wilkinson and Melissa Leo.

Whilst in the Capital, Stone is also scheduled to host a number of film-making workshops with students at Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Professor Chris Breward, Principal of Edinburgh College of Art, said: “We are delighted to be able to host Oliver Stone’s visit to the University of Edinburgh. His ground-breaking work resonates across all of our world-leading film-based programmes in Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and speaks to broader student and staff interests in politics, biography, documentary and the power of the media.”

Tickets, which are priced at only £10 each, are available now on the Filmhouse website.

Oliver Stone: In Conversation, Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Wednesday 9 March, 6pm, £10, 0131 228 2688.

Words: Amy Anderson