Oliver Stone’s latest film “Snowden” tells the story of Edward Snowden, a former government employee who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency without authorization. His disclosures revealed that the United States government was involved with numerous global surveillance programs. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, alongside Shailene Woodley (“The Spectacular Now”), Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”), Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”), Tom Wilkinson (“Michael Clayton”) and more.
The film received mixed reviews, with IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn giving it a C+ grade and saying that it’s the “CliffsNotes of [Laura Poitras’] ‘Citizenfour.'” Watch an clip from a bonus feature only available on the iTunes release featuring Oliver Stone talking to Edward Snowden about his anonymity and how he feels that some people don’t know who he is.
This is Stone’s twentieth feature film. He has won four Oscars — one for Adapted Screenplay for “Midnight Express,” two for Best Director and Best Picture for “Platoon,” and one for Best Director for “Born on the Fourth of July.” Stone was most recently the subject of a career-spanning book “The Oliver Stone Experience” written by writer and critic Matt Zoller Seitz.
“Snowden” will be available on digital HD on Tuesday, December 13, and then on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, December 27. The bonus feature “Live From Moscow: Oliver Stone’s Conversation” is available only on iTunes.