Director Oliver Stone in Quebec in June

The event Quebec meets Oliver Stone will be an opportunity to get to know the man behind the director, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, film producer and actor better.

It will also be a question of his most recent documentary JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, devoted to the assassination of the American president John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963.

What interests us is to talk about cinema, but also to talk about human beings. Beyond the film, we want to discover what animates it, what motivates itexplains Martin Genois, director of the Quebec City Film Festival (FCVQ).

the Quebec City Film Festival wanted to offer an intimate and privileged moment with the holder of four Oscars (best screenplay adapted for Midnight Express, in 1978, best film and best director for Platoon, in 1986, and best director for Born on July 4, in 1989).

Oliver Stone will spend a few days in Quebec. The director of Quebec City Film Festival confides that the director would like to discover Quebec to possibly shoot his next films there. During his stay, a day will be dedicated to visiting the region as a filming location, from a photography direction point of view.

However, this is not the first time that the director has visited the province. In 1974, Oliver Stone directed the horror movie Seizure in the Laurentians region.

A simple invitation

The organization of this trip would probably not have been possible without the intervention of Paul Bleau, a teacher at St-Lawrence College. We may not know it, but we have a specialist in the case John F Kennedy in Quebeclaunches Martin Genois.

Paul Bleau is one of the speakers in the documentary.

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In September 2019, Mr. Bleau was invited by Oliver Stone to participate in the documentary JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass. At dinner time, Paul Bleau had the opportunity to speak for a few minutes with the director.

Without expecting too much, he mentioned to Oliver Stone that it would be nice if they came to promote his documentary in Quebec. He showed interestrecalls Mr. Bleau, surprised that the arrival of the director of Platoon finally materializes.

Oliver Stone in person and on the big screen

In anticipation of Mr. Stone’s presence, Cinéma Le clap will present a special retrospective program of his works of fiction from June 6 to 10. On June 13, the director will be on hand to answer questions from the public after a screening of his latest documentary.

From June 12 to 14, the cinema will offer several films related to JFK. A few members of the community of specialists in the death of the former president of the United States met in Quebec for the occasion, including James DiEugenio, who has written several books on the subject.

The future of Quebec City Film Festival

The Quebec City Film Festival recently announced its return in September after a year of absence. Martin Genois wants to multiply the interviews with the actors of the environment.

This is the first of a long series of meetings like this that we want to schedule. We want to establish a way to keep in touch, a dialogue with our audiences throughout the year, not just the dates of the Festival. »

A quote from Martin Genois, director of the Quebec City Film Festival

In the coming weeks, more details will be given on the future of the Quebec City Film Festival.

The tickets for Quebec meets Oliver Stone will be on sale April 20 from 12 p.m. at the Diamant ticket office.

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