Oliver Stone met with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last week, the director said today, posting a photo on Twitter along with the message, "Hopeful talk."
"A sad occasion in that Julian could not follow me out the door," Stone wrote in another Tweet. "He lives in a tiny room with great modesty and discipline . . . Strong mind, no sun, friends who visit work to be done."
Assange has been living in the embassy after being offered asylum last August, hoping not to be extradited to Sweden where he faces charges of rape and sexual assault, and then to the United States over his work exposing secret information through Wikileaks.
In a series of tweets, Stone went on to criticize two films coming out about Wikileaks, including a documentary from Alex Gibney "that is not expected to b[e] kind" and "Another film from Dreamworks which is also going to be unfriendly."
A longtime supporter of Assange – Stone and Michael Moore last year penned a supportive op-ed in the The New York Times – Stone again lauded Assange's Wikileaks work, saying he "did much for free speech and is now being victimized by the abusers of that concept."