He may be among the top echelon of Hollywood directors, but Oliver Stone has no illusions about the uphill battle he will have to wage to have his documentary, South of the Border , which criticizes U.S. policy towards Latin America, shown in the U.S. In an interviews with Reuters at the Venice Film Festival, Stone pointed to other films dealing with the same subject that have been spurned or poorly handled by distributors. "It's always a problem and this is not just me," he said, "Most films that deal honestly with south-of-the border issues run into this logjam," Stone said. "It's an American complex about the back yard, the south, it's been going on for a century."

10/09/2009