Oliver Stone to get top award at Nan­tucket Film Festival

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT -

NAN­TUCKET, Mass. - Three-time Academy Award-win­ning di­rec­tor, screen­writer and pro­ducer Oliver Stone, whose movies on of­ten con­tro­ver­sial his­tor­i­cal top­ics have had wide­spread cul­tural im­pact, has been named re­cip­i­ent of the top award at this year’s Nan­tucket Film Festival. Stone is sched­uled to re­ceive the Screen­writ­ers Trib­ute Award at this year’s festival sched­uled for June 22-27. He won a best writ­ing Os­car in 1979 for “Mid­night Ex­press,” and best di­rec­tor Os­cars in 1987 for “Pla­toon” and in 1990 for “Born on the Fourth of July.” His cur­rent project is “Snow­den,” star­ring Joseph Gor­don-Levitt as Ed­ward Snow­den, the man who leaked clas­si­fied NSA doc­u­ments

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