For much of his remarkable career, three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone has set about exposing errors and omissions in the official record of such key moments in American history as the JFK assassination, the Vietnam War, and the Nixon administration. In his hugely ambitious new project, The Untold History of the United States, Stone puts nothing less than the entire 20th century under a microscope, with results that are sobering, surprising and sure to be controversial. Produced as a 10-part miniseries for Showtime (where it will premiere in 2012), we are thrilled to present this special sneak preview of Untold History‘s first three chapters, which focus on the events leading up to America’s entrance into World War II, the war itself, and the unjustly forgotten figure of former U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Stone, co-writer Peter Kuznick, historian Douglas Brinkley (Rice University) and journalist Jonathan Schell (The Nation).
*** Due to scheduling conflicts, we regret to inform you that The Untold History of the United States will no longer screen at the 2011 New York Film Festival. We are, however, pleased to announce that Oliver Stone will still be joining us at the festival this year when he presents the 25th Anniversary screening of Salvador, a film that burst onto the American film scene with a force that immediately established Stone as an artist to be reckoned with. For more information, please visit the film page. ***