Oliver Stone In Person!
Thursday, May 18, 2017 • 6:30 pm book signing/ 7:30 pm introduction & film – Oliver Stone In Person!
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
UNCONVENTIONAL NARRATIVE: FILMS OF OLIVER STONE
In 2012, it was a thrill to host Oliver Stone at the AERO for the release of the book & the series, “The Untold History of the United States”. Now, I am thrilled to announce his return to the AERO for 3 great nights of his films, introduced by the man himself & one night where he will graciously join me to sign, “The Oliver Stone Experience”.
Join us at 6:30 pm, Thursday , May 18th to get a signed copy of this wonderful retrospective on the life & career of one of our most dynamic & interesting directors. Then, he will introduce the film, “Nixon”.
NIXON 1995, Buena Vista Pictures, 192 min, USA, Dir: Oliver Stone This ambitious biopic of our 37th president earned four Oscar nominations, including nods for Anthony Hopkins’ performance in the title role and Joan Allen’s supporting work as wife Pat Nixon. A nuanced portrait of Richard Nixon from his days as a young boy to his downfall in the aftermath of the Watergate break-in, the film underlines how lonely and treacherous the halls of power can become. With James Woods, Ed Harris and Paul Sorvino.
More about the book :
Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective—an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form. Over the course of five years, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden) and New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz (The Wes Anderson Collection) discussed, debated, and deconstructed the arc of Stone’s outspoken, controversial life and career with extraordinary candor. This book collects those conversations for the first time, including anecdotes about Stone’s childhood, Vietnam, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. Their dialogue is illustrated by hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and documents from Stone’s personal archive, dating back to Stone’s birth: personal snapshots, private correspondence, annotated script pages and storyboards, behind-the-scenes photography, and production files from all of his films to date—through 2016’s Snowden, and including Stone’s epic Showtime mini-series Untold HIstory of the United States. Critical commentary from Seitz on each of Stone’s films is joined by original essays from filmmaker Ramin Bahrani; writer, editor, and educator Kiese Laymon; writer and actor Jim Beaver; and film critics Walter Chaw, Michael Guarnieri, Kim Morgan, and Alissa Wilkinson. At once a complex analysis of a master director’s vision and a painfully honest critical biography in widescreen technicolor, The Oliver Stone Experience is as daring, intense, and provocative as Stone’s films—it’s an Oliver Stone movie about Oliver Stone, in the form of a book. Both this book and Stone’s highly anticipated film, Snowden, will be released in September 2016 to coincide with Stone’s seventieth birthday (September 15, 1946).
PRAISE “…it’s the must-have movie book of the fall…It’s a film school in book form – enlightening, entertaining, and essential.” — Flavorwire
“. . . a lavish coffee-table book full of images and introspection. . .” — Parade online
“…definitive…everything you could possibly want to know about the filmmaker.” — AM New York
“. . . this lavish, beautiful book is as much a piece of serious criticism as it is an expression of pure movie love.” — The Miami Herald
“Jammed with lengthy Q&As with two-time Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, as well as news clippings, scripts, rare photos, and memos, Matt Zoller Seitz’s 480-page book is, like the filmmaker and his movies, obsessive and captivating.” — Variety online
“Seitz’s auteurist biography is kaleidoscopic in its dispensing of intimate photographs, archival images and pop culture iconography. Just as Stone’s own kinetic editing explodes in his films, so does the book conflate dynamic interviews and critical analyses with taut narrative urgency.” — MovieMaker
ABOUT THE AUTHOR- Matt Zoller Seitz is the television critic for New York magazine and the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com. He is the author of The Wes Anderson Collection and The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel. He lives in Brooklyn.