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Oliver Stone: How I Fought My Way Into Hollywood


Part of Ideas & Spoken Word

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Unfortunately due to Covid-19 and the difficulties of international travel at this time we are sorry to have to cancel this Oliver Stone event. We are working with Oliver’s team to find a new date later in the year and we will let you know if / when we have one. Thank you.

Tickets: £20 (includes book) / £12 (partner ticket without book, available to those accompanying someone buying full ticket with book) Concessions (disabled / unwaged / U25s): £15 (includes book) / £10 (partner ticket without book, available to those accompanying someone buying full ticket with book). Please note, discounts will be applied automatically at checkout.

Oliver Stone, one of the most unique and controversial film-makers in Hollywood history, shares his life and work in this special event.

Stone’s films as director include Platoon (1986), Salvador (1986), Wall Street (1987), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), The Doors (1991), Heaven and Earth (1993) Natural Born Killers (1994), Nixon (1995), U-Turn (1997) Alexander (2004) and Snowden (2016).

Among the many honours he has received are Academy Awards for Midnight Express (for his screenplay) and Platoon (for direction and best film).

He has made several documentaries and TV miniseries, including Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States. His latest documentary is JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, which was shown at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

His memoir – Chasing The Light: How I Fought My Way Into Hollywood – is one of the finest books written about the film industry. Intimate and ground-breaking, with disarming honesty Stone takes us on a journey from his childhood on New York’s Upper East Side, through the combat zones of Vietnam, to the 70s and 80s upheaval in Hollywood.

From Midnight Express through Scarface, and Salvador, Stone discovers his own dogged determination, a marked rebellious streak and a drive to make controversial films that are on the edge and that matter.

He is in conversation with Andrew Kelly, Director, Bristol Ideas.

Oliver Stone is an Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter and producer. He has written and directed some of the most iconic Hollywood films of all time, from Midnight Express and Platoon to Scarface and Natural Born Killers. Stone is also the co-author of The Untold History of the United States and many other books.

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!