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Oliver Stone talks films at event

Tickets to be part of an audience with three-time Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone are now on sale.

The celebrated writer, producer and director will discuss his illustrious career with University experts at an event in Edinburgh’s Filmhouse on Wednesday, 9 March.

In Conversation with Oliver Stone

Tickets for In Conversation with Oliver Stone cost £10 (£8 concessions) and can be purchased on the Filmhouse website.

Wednesday 9 March 2016, 6.00pm

Wednesday 9 March 2016, 7.45pm

Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

Book tickets via Filmhouse

Photo of Oliver Stone

Hollywood icon

Oliver Stone has written and directed more than 20 full-length feature films, among them Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), W (2008) and the documentary and Untold History of the United States (2012).

Student workshops

During his stay, the filmmaker will take part in a number of workshops with students at Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

In collaboration with the Filmhouse, we are pleased to be able to introduce a true Hollywood Great to Scotland and the city of Edinburgh.

Professor Chris BrewardPrincipal of Edinburgh College of Art

Artistic insight

At the evening event, Edinburgh academics Dr Jonny Murray and Dr David Sorfa will join Oliver Stone on stage to gain insight on his artistic and political motivations and thoughts on how the film industry has changed throughout his thirty-year career.

He will talk about his current project, the highly anticipated political thriller, Snowden, ahead of its nation-wide release later this year.

The film is directed by Oliver Stone and co-written with Kieran Fitzgerald.

Partnership

The event has been organised by the University in partnership with Edinburgh Filmhouse.

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.

Professor Chris BrewardPrincipal of Edinburgh College of Art