WL Hosted: Oliver Stone’s ‘South of the Border’ Soiree

Under the soft, dim lighting of Teatro Goldoni‘s charming Italian restaurant, Washington policymakers, politicians and film aficionados welcomed one of the most renowned, powerful, and controversial directors in Hollywood, Academy Award winner for an exclusive WL reception hosted as part of the Silverdocs film festival.

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Oliver Stone. Photo by Kyle Samperton

Oliver Stone. Photo by Kyle Samperton

The trendy, relaxed atmosphere of Teatro Goldoni, an authentic Italian restaurant nestled on K Street, provided the perfect setting for Washingtonians to escape the withering heat with refreshing cocktails as they celebrated the featured guest of the evening. The exclusive event was hosted by Washington Life and one of the highlights of the six-day AFI/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival.

Oliver Stone casually strolled into Teatro trailed by an entourage of publicists, producers, writers and directors of his new documentary, “South of the Border.” He was greeted by Michael Kosmides, owner of the restaurant. Mr. Stone was accompanied by the film’s producer, Fernando Sulichin, as well as co-writers and Mark Weisbrot. He was introduced to the 300 or so attendees by Washington Life’s Associate Publisher John H. Arundel, who organized the event, and by David Corn, the Washington Bureau Chief of Mother Jones magazine and a contributor to Politics Daily.

Mr. Stone kept the conversation lively with a vast spectrum of ’s policy and media crowd, from Carlos Cegali, Brazil’s deputy chief of Mission, to Bill Plante, CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent. Also attending were Jay Adams, Chairman of Bowman Distilleries; Steve Connors, director and producer of the critically-acclaimed “Meeting Resistance” documentary; ABC 7’s National Correspondent Rebecca Cooper and ABC 7’s Chief White House Correspondent ; Luiza Franco of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs; reporter Annie Gowen of The Washington Post; Jack Healey of the Human Rights Action Center; Rodolofo Pastor of the Embassy of Honduras; lawyer lobbyist Tommy Quinn; Deputy U.S. Assistant Trade Representative Christina Sevilla; Sarah Stephens of the Center for Democracy; Livia Suarez of the Venezuelan Embassy; Geoffrey Thale of the Washington Office on Latin America and Yelverton Watkins, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Majority Whip; of Sherman Pickey, and of WUSA9Teatro Goldini and Washington Life for hosting this event in his honor. He also discussed his experience being back in the DC arena, which he regarded as a completely different scene from Los Angeles, filled with eager and hard-working citizens who fully embrace hope and passion. Mr. Stone also discussed his  documentary South of the Border, which paints a unique portrait of South American social and political spheres and challenges the mainstream media’s conception of South American  political leaders.

Although the film has been deemed controversial among its viewers and critics, the film will undoubtedly provoke further passionate discussion with its audience in DC and beyond.

Tara deNicols, Matt Lowe, Michael Kosmides, and Kim McIntyre. Photo by Kyle Samperton

Tara deNicols, Matt Lowe, Michael Kosmides, and Kim McIntyre. Photo by Kyle Samperton

Sarah Rainbolt, Elot Hubbell and Cliff Rose. Photo by Kyle Samperton

Sarah Rainbolt, Elot Hubbell and Cliff Rose. Photo by Kyle Samperton

Liz Weiss is a senior at The George Washington University. She is currently an intern at Washington Life Magazine.

South of the Border at Teatro Goldini

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  • Kyle Samperton,June 23,2010,South of the Border At Teatro Goldini,Alan Grayson
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  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Courtney Caldwell, Aleco Bravo Greenberg
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Bill Dean
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  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Kelly Lovallo, Tracy Thompson
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Stephen Lerner, Ilyse Hague
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Stephen Lerner, Ilyse Hague
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Neil Grace, Jennifer Banks, Jessica Turtletaub
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Allison McFarlane, Hugh Gusterson
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Jacqueline Gower, Courtney Caldwell, Mark Goode, Debbie Sigmund
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Wyatt Dickerson, Steve Hayes, Craig Estay, Donnie Sigmund
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Oliver Stone
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Oliver Stone
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Oliver Stone
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Oliver Stone
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, David Corn
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, David Corn
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Mark Weisbrot
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Mark Weisbrot
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini,
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Mark Weisbrot
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, David Corn
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Matt Hagan, Annie Gowen
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Jacqueline Gower, Mark Goode
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Wyatt Dickerson, Edi Emery
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Sarah Rainbolt, Eliot Hubbell, Cliff Rose
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Sarah Rainbolt, Eliot Hubbell, Cliff Rose
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Amy Holmes
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Tom Quinn, Lynly Boor, Donnie Sigmund, Debbie Sigmund
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Tom Quinn, Donnie Sigmund
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Chris Putala, Lynly Boor, Tom Quinn
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Richard Marks, Lynly Boor
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Steve Connors, Ethan Block
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Wright Sigmund
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Shawn King, Austin Bryant
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Shawn King, Austin Bryant
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Wyatt Dickerson, Tandy Dickerson
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Tara deNicols, Matt Lowe, Michael Kosmides, Kim McIntyre
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Kristin Cecchi, John Cecchi
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Kristin Cecchi, John Cecchi
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Todd Hathaway, Nora Maccoby, Karim Chrobog
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, John Gill, Lynnie Megginson
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Shellie Wood, Alex Helsabeck
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Jonathan Bing, Ken Iwashima
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, David Corn
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Tobias Arff, Sara Arff
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Kimball Stroud, Ken Iwashima
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Frankie Lacostic, Adam Ozmer
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Frankie Lacostic, Adam Ozmer
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Fernando Sulichin, Oliver Stone
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Michael Kosmides, Oliver Stone
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Michael Kosmides, Oliver Stone
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Fernando Sulichin,
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Fernando Sulichin, Oliver Stone
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Rovana Servanesco, Stephen Whitman, Tina Jeon
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Karim Chrobog, Christina Sevilla
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Karim Chrobog, Christina Sevilla
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Pepper Watkins
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Kim McIntyre
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Coventry Burke Berg, Becca Glover
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Christina Sevilla, Rebecca Cooper
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Pepper Watkins, Becca Glover
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Pepper Watkins, Becca Glover
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Christina Sevilla
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Mike Walter, Kate Stafford Walter
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Mike Walter, Kate Stafford Walter
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Ethan Drath
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Feri Rahnema, Mansur Rahnema
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Abby Fenton, Scott Thuman
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Abby Fenton, Scott Thuman
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Thales Lopes, Robert Shields
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Thales Lopes, Robert Shields
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, David Bass
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, David Bass
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Tracy Thompson, Lynni Megginson
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Lynni Megginson
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini, Lynni Megginson
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini
  • Kyle Samperton, June 23, 2010, South of the Border at Teatro Goldini

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