Oliver Stone to Discuss Snowden at Harvard Kennedy School

The Academy Award-winning director will talk about his new film at an event for the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics.


Photo by Open Road Films

Acclaimed filmmaker Oliver Stone is coming to town ahead of the release of his latest political thriller, Snowden.

The Academy Award-winning director is set to talk about the new film during an event at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday, September 12. The appearance is being organized by the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics, which routinely hosts leaders in business, media, and politics for hard-hitting discussions and debates.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind has been tapped to moderate the conversation with Stone on Snowden, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as former CIA employee Edward Snowden, who was forced to leave the country after leaking classified information from the NSA to the media. The film, which opens in theaters on September 16, also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, and Nicolas Cage.

In order to attend the discussion with Stone, fans must submit a lottery entry by Thursday, September 8 at 1 a.m. The lucky winners are required to pick up their tickets from the Institute of Politics between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., on Thursday, September 8, or Friday, September 9.

Oliver Stone at Harvard Kennedy School, Monday, September 12, at 6 p.m. For more information, check out iop.harvard.edu.