Director Oliver Stone to visit Edinburgh’s Filmhouse for talk

Oliver Stone. Picture: Getty Images
Oliver Stone. Picture: Getty Images
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Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone is to visit Edinburgh to discuss his illustrious career.

The man behind Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK and Nixon will appear at the Filmhouse cinema, home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, next month.

He will be in conservation with Edinburgh University academics Johnny Murray and David Sorfa.

Stone is expected to discuss his new film Snowden, about the American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked documents revealing mass surveillance programmes.

During his visit to Edinburgh, he is also expected to carry out workshops with some of the city’s film students.

Professor Chris Breward, principal of Edinburgh College of Art, said: “Oliver Stone’s ground-breaking work resonates across all of our world-leading film-based programmes and speaks to broader student and staff interests in politics, biography, documentary and the power of the media.”