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Hollywood filmmakers Stone, De Palma join Cuba film fest
By AFP | 18 November 2016 | 4:20 am

Oscar-winning Hollywood filmmakers Oliver Stone and Brian de Palma will
join a film festival in Cuba next month, organizers said Thursday, the
latest US celebrities to visit the communist island.

Stone will present his new film about the renegade US security analyst
Edward Snowden at the International Festival of New Latin American Film,
the event’s director Ivan Giroud told a news conference.

Stone, director of classic blockbusters such as “Wall Street,” has also
made two documentaries about Cuba’s retired revolutionary leader Fidel
Castro.

De Palma will give a film workshop during the festival, which runs from
December 8-18, Giroud added.
De Palma’s films include the 1983 gangster classic “Scarface,” in which
Al Pacino played a Cuban immigrant who builds a drug empire in Miami.
Stone wrote the screenplay for that 1983 picture.

The United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations last year
after decades of hostility.

The festival will also feature a film about Jackie Kennedy, wife of the
assassinated US president John F Kennedy, by Chilean filmmaker Pablo
Larrain.

Source: Hollywood filmmakers Stone, De Palma join Cuba film fest — Arts
— The Guardian Nigeria –
guardian.ng/art/hollywood-filmmakers-stone-de-palma-join-cuba-film-fest/

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