Thursday, July 29, 2010

South of the Border at Birmingham Library Theatre

A film by Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone to be shown at Birmingham Central Library.

[Guest post by Stuart R.]

In January 2009, Oliver Stone traveled to Venezuela to interview President Hugo Chávez, and examine the way Chávez has been portrayed in the U.S. media. Was Chávez really the "anti-American" force the media claimed he was?

Once the journey began, however, Stone and his crew found themselves going beyond Venezuela to several other countries, and interviewing seven Presidents in the region, telling a larger and even more compelling story.

In a series of casual conversations, Stone sits down with Presidents Chávez, Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex- President Néstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raul Castro (Cuba).

This is the only screening of the film in Birmingham so book early.

South of the Border will be screened at Birmingham Central Library Theatre at 7pm on Friday 6th August. Tickets cost £4.50.

You can book online or by phone calling 0121 303 2323.


Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I'm popping to see this in LDN, although not at all impressed with Stone's anti-Semitic outburst, the twat.

claude said...

Hey Daniel,
What's he said, Oliver Stone? Fill me in...!

I wasn't sure about this post in the first place as I'm not a great fan of Cuba's Castro Boys and also not sure about Hugo Chavez...

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Sad but true, Oliver Stone in anti-Semitic rant.