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Screening of Oliver Stone Film "South of the Border" With Filmmaker Q&A on February 17

"South of the Border" film poster

Pomona College will screen Oliver Stone’s 2010 film South of the Border, on Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Oliver Stone. Please note that all tickets have been given away for this event and is therefore sold out.

The film focuses on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and includes interviews with Latin American Presidents Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nėstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba).

“People who are often demonized, like Nixon and Bush and Chávez and Castro, fascinate me,” Mr. Stone said in an interview during a tour to promote the film. According to the movie’s website, Stone hoped to answer the question, “Was Hugo Chávez really the anti–American force we’ve been told he is? Once we began our journey, we found ourselves going beyond Venezuela to several other countries, and interviewing seven Presidents in the region, telling a larger and even more compelling story, which has now become “South of the Border.”

The screening will take place in Edmunds Ballroom (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). There is no cost to attend the event but tickets are required (limit two per person until all are distributed). Tickets are available at the ASPC office and must be picked up in person (909-621-8611).