Few can compare to the mad genius of prolific filmmaker Oliver Stone. For nearly half a century, the Oscar-winning director and screenwriter has made films that challenge political hegemonies, social issues and fledgling topics that few have the bravado to tackle.
The Nantucket Film Festival has recognized that talent, and now they’re readying to honor Stone with their 2016 Screenwriter Tribute Award.
Stone has had an electrifying career that has spanned the big and the small screen. Working on both fiction and documentary features, he has made over 20 films during his productive career as a director, and written some of the most beloved films of the late twentieth century, like “Scarface,” “Midnight Express” and “Conan the Barbarian.” Stone will be awarded the prestigious prize by Seth Meyers of the NBC late night talk show “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
The 21st annual festival is set to run from June 22-27, with the Screenwriters Tribute scheduled to take place on June 25.
Check out a trailer for Stone’s next film, “Snowden,” below: