Oliver Stone Receives Prestigious Award at San Francisco International Film Festival April 2011
Three-time Oscar winner Olive Stone will appear onstage for an interview where clips from his prestigious career will be presented along with an undetermined screening of one of his feature films. An Evening with Oliver Stone signifies the filmmakers 2011 Founder’s Directing Award at the 54th annual San Francisco International Film Festival on April 27th at 7:00pm at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.
Career highlights include Best Adapted Screenplay for Midnight Express (1978), Academy Awards for his films Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989) as well as a bevy of other accolades and awards.
The Founder’s Directing Award is given to a master of world cinema as a tribute to Irving M. Levin, the visionary founder of the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1957. The award has been presented to such prestigious filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola (2009) Werner Herzog (2006) Milos Forman (2004) and Robert Altman (2003) among many others. For a complete list of award recipients, please visit http://fest11.sffs.org/awards/oliver_stone.php
According to a report by Indiantelevision.com Team, the San Francisco Film Society’s executive director Graham Leggat said, "We are thrilled to honor Oliver Stone at this year's Festival. He is in the midst of a remarkable career built on the confidence that complex ideas can be molded into popular cinema."
Tickets: SFIFF An Evening With Oliver Stone