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Santa Fe Independent Film Fest to honor Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone poses for portraits for the film ‘JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass’ at the 74th Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Vianney Le Caer / Invision / AP)

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival honors one of the biggest names in film in October.

Oscar winner Oliver Stone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on October 16 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

A film by Stone will be shown after the ceremony.

“Mr. Oliver Stone is one of the greatest American filmmakers of our time,” said Jacquez Paisner, Artistic Director of SFiFF. “He dared to make a difference and his courage has had an unparalleled influence on the arts.”

Stone began his film career as a writer and received an Oscar for Best Screenplay, adapted screenplay for the 1978 film “Midnight Express”.

He also received Oscars for directing Born of the Fourth of July and Platoon.

The 13th annual SFIFF takes place from October 13th to 17th.

During the five-day festival, the organizers will present more than 100 first-class film screenings, questions and answers about filmmakers, film discussions and panels, interactive workshops and networking events.

According to the organizer, festival passes are now available, single tickets will be available at santafeindependentfilmfestival.com at the end of September.

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