Oliver Stone will spend a week in Quebec

Oliver Stone will spend a week in Quebec

Invited by the Quebec City Film Festival, American filmmaker Oliver Stone, who presented his documentary JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glassto the public at Cinéma Le Clap on Monday evening, will finally spend six days in the capital.

The 75-year-old director, Oscar winner for Platoon and Born on July 4arrived Friday in Quebec with his wife Sun-jung Jung.

On Saturday, we learned, he slipped incognito into one of the Clap rooms to attend a performance of Top Gun then, on Monday evening, he returned to the same location to take part in a question and answer session with the public following the premiere of JFK Revisited.

“Hello, it’s my pleasure to return to Canada,” he told the crowd, in French, on stage, after greeting cinema employees, including owner Robin Plamondon, in the hallways.


Professor Paul Bleau, who appears on screen to discuss the theses surrounding the death of John F. Kennedy, shook hands with director Oliver Stone on his arrival at Cinéma Le Clap on Monday evening.

Photo Cedric Belanger

Professor Paul Bleau, who appears on screen to discuss the theses surrounding the death of John F. Kennedy, shook hands with director Oliver Stone on his arrival at Cinéma Le Clap on Monday evening.

He will go through the same exercise again on Wednesday evening, this time at Le Diamant, during a meeting organized by the FCVQ and hosted by Jean-François Lépine, before returning to Los Angeles on Thursday.

Haro on the media

Thirty years after the release of his controversial film jfkOliver Stone, whose closeness to Russian President Vladimir Putin is controversial, investigates the assassination of President Kennedy again in this documentary first presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021.

Based on documents declassified by the US government, he tries to demonstrate that there was more than one shooter on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, and that if Kennedy had not been killed, he would not have been killed. there would have been no war in Vietnam.

He criticizes the American media for ignoring the new elements he presents in his film. “Our conclusions come from the documents, but the media say it is thin and insignificant. No way. The media have been complicit in this affair since the beginning, ”he cursed in front of the Quebec public.

A Quebecer in the film

In the crowd, there was Paul Bleau, a professor at Cégep Champlain – St.Lawrence in Quebec and who intervenes in the film as an expert on the death of JFK. He has published numerous articles on this subject, notably on a website run by James DiEugenio, the author of the film that inspired Oliver Stone’s documentary.

It was he who, after having granted an interview to Stone in Washington, suggested that he come to promote in Quebec.

He was at the entrance of the Clap, Monday, to welcome him.

“The idea is that he comes to promote the film and that we take the opportunity to show him that Quebec is a great city for filming,” says Mr. Bleau.

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