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Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone to speak at UI Oct. 1
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Three-time Oscar-winner Oliver Stone arrives at the
University of Iowa Wednesday, Oct. 1 to speak about "Making Movies
Sponsored by the UI Lecture Committee, Stone's visit is part of a nationwide
college lecture tour to promote his first novel, A Child's Night Dream,
which will be published this fall by St. Martin's Press. At the UI, he
will appear at 7:30 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium.
His novel tells the story of a teenager in the mid-1960s who drops out
of Yale after his freshman year to search for the meaning of life in Vietnam,
Mexico, and beyond.
In his 20 years as a director, screenwriter, and producer, Stone has
established himself as one of the most inventive and controversial filmmakers
of his time. Stone's films have won critical acclaim and provoked passionate
debate -- from his early screenwriting ventures such as Midnight Express,
for which he won his first Academy Award, to his most recent films, Natural
Born Killers, and NIXON.
Stone's speech is part of the UI Lecture Committee's fall 1997 series.
The last lecture in the fall series will be Tuesday, Nov. 11, when Molly
Ivins, an award-winning columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
presents, "Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?" at 7:30 in the
Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.