September 6, 2009

Coming Attractions: South of the Border

Back in 2007, Oliver Stone was invited to meet Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, during an failed attempt to liberate Colombian hostages being held by FARC.

In 2009, he went back to interview the Venezuelan President on a deeper level. That led to interviews with other Latin American leaders — and the result is a new feature documentary, South of the Border, which has yet to get a distributor.

No doubt the Projectionist's home country's spin machine will be working full tilt against this one, which plays tomorrow at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. But you can get a taste of Mr. Stone's new movie on the Guardian website.

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