South American presidents will attend series of premieres
Oliver Stone is taking his docu “South of the Border” on a whirlwind tour with a series of premieres in Spain and South America to be attended by the presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela.
Tour kicks off in Madrid on May 18 with a fund-raiser dedicated to Haiti relief that will be attended by many of the leaders.
Docu tracks Stone’s journey through South America last year and the ascent to power of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and other South American leaders responsible for changes in the region. Rollout in Latin America begins in Caracas on May 28, where Chavez will attend. On May 30, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa will be at the Quito preem with a debut in Sao Paolo, Brazil the following day.
On June 1, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales will travel to the mountainous region of Cochabamba for an outdoor screening. Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo will host a premiere June 2. Docu unspools the next day in Buenos Aires. Pic bowed at Venice with Chavez in attendance, and will be released in more than 30 countries. Cinema Libre Studio releases it in the U.S. on June 25.