Oliver Stone appears in person to present the final film in his Vietnam trilogy. HEAVEN AND EARTH follows a Vietnamese refugee’s (Hiep Thi Le) adjustment to life in America. Followed by SALVADOR, in which James Woods plays a photojournalist thrown into the turmoil of a Central American military dictatorship. Discussion between films with director Oliver Stone.
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HEAVEN & EARTH
1993, Warner Bros., 140 min, France/USA, Dir: Oliver Stone
The concluding film in director Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War trilogy is based on the true story of Le Ly (Hiep Thi Le), whose life was thrown into chaos when the fighting reached her village. After marrying a U.S. soldier (Tommy Lee Jones), Le Ly moves to America, where both she and her husband face a difficult adjustment. Costarring Haing S. Ngor, Joan Chen and Debbie Reynolds.
1986, Park Circus/MGM, 123 min, UK/USA, Dir: Oliver Stone
Disenfranchised U.S. photojournalist Ricky Boyle (James Woods) throws himself and reluctant party buddy James Belushi into the turmoil of the 1980 Central American military dictatorship, winding up caught between the rebels and his own CIA. John Savage and Michael Murphy co-star. Boyle and Stone were nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
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