Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone is visiting Little Rock Saturday as part of this year’s Reel Civil Rights Film Festival. Stone will participate in a moderated discussion following the screening of an episode of his 2012 television documentary series, "The Untold History of the United States."
Part of the 60-minute episode explores the decision of President Dwight D. Eisenhower to send the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to enforce the 1957 integration of Central High.
Robin White, Superintendent of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, anticipates a strong turnout.
"We’ve had a good response from a lot of students and universities across the state," White said.
All films in the festival are free, but advance tickets are required. Tickets to “A Night with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick” can be reserved at http://www.eventbrite.com. Mr. Stone’s documentary is one of 10 films being screened during the festival, which runs from Friday through next Thursday.
"Honoring Liberators of a Collective Conscious Community" is the theme of this year’s festival presented by Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and the Little Rock Film Festival.
"We’re looking to commemorate educators of the community," White said. More information on the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival can be found at here.