Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut, with Oliver Stone in conversation

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Oliver Stone and Colin Farrell
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A screening of the finest version of Oliver Stone’s film, introduced by the Director himself.

Please note, this event was originally scheduled for Thursday 8 December. It will now take place on Friday 9 December at the Regent Street Cinema 307 Regent St., London W1B 2HW (nearest tube Oxford Circus)

Ticket holders for the original date will be contacted.

Acclaimed film director Oliver Stone joins us in London to present the definitive and rarely seen cut of perhaps his most ambitious film, in the shape he originally wanted it to have.

Alexander is his account of the life, quest and battles of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) from his boyhood in Greece to Babylon and Persia and the edge of modern India. It is an epic that follows in the tradition of the astonishing Cinemascope and Vista Vision movies of the 195os and 60s such as Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis or The Ten Commandments. It stars Colin Farrell as Alexander and a remarkable cast including Anthony Hopkins as Ptolemy, Angelina Jolie as Alexander's ruthless mother Olympias and Val Kilmer as his bloodthirsty father Philip.

Ahead of the film Oliver Stone will be in conversation with Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Professor of Ancient History at Cardiff University and a historical consultant on the original film.

Alexander Revealed, The Final Cut has a running time of 213 minutes and will be shown with a short intermission.

This screening accompanies the British Library exhibition Alexander the Great: the Making of a Myth which runs until 19 February 2023

Oliver Stone has had an extraordinary career in film making, as director, producer and screenwriter. He has received three Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay for Midnight Express (1978), and Best Director for Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). Other landmark films include Wall Street (1987) The Doors (1991); Natural Born Killers (1994), JFK (1991) and Nixon (1995). Unafraid of tackling political issues, sometimes controversially, The Guardian described him as “one of the few committed men of the left working in mainstream American cinema."

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