We recently learned that John has won the 2013 Lifetime Achievement PROGIE Award from The Progressive. John shares this award with co-winner Robert Redford. The Progressive writes: Since 1979’s “The Return of the Secaucus Seven” — a look back at ’60s student radicalism — writer/director John Sayles has displayed a singular, independent vision. 1983’s “Lianna” dealt with lesbianism long before it was chic to do so; 1984’s “The Brother From Another Planet” tackled racism; while
John and Maggie have spent February in Hawaii, teaching master classes and doing Q&As at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (where John has been in residence as the 2014 Inouye Chair in Democratic Ideals). Now that their time on the islands is wrapping up, Maggie sends us this greeting, and an artist shout-out. Greeting from sunny Oahu!
I won’t rub it in just to say I am so happy to be away from snow.
We’d like to acknowledge Shepard Fairey and thank him for designing the John
The Center for Transpacific Studies presents a Visions and Voices event, Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific, with directors John Sayles and Vilsoni Hereniko. click here for more information Saturday, APRIL 27 12:00 – 9:00 PM | Norris Cinema Theatre Frank Sinatra Hall | University Park Campus | University of Southern California Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. The Pacific has a vivid hold on the European and American imagination as a paradise, as a v
We want to share with you our enthusiasm for the One Billion Rising movement, a progressive organization taking a stand against rape and assault on women workers from the Philippines and around the world. Workers are the Philippines’ biggest export, and they must be protected. The One Billion Rising movement is a campaign by V-Day, culminating on Feb. 14, 2013 with a billion people striking and dancing in the streets to oppose violence against women. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLA
In an episode that aired on Thursday night on the NYC PBS Station Thirteen (WNET), John was interviewed by Rafael Pi Roman about A Moment in the Sun, Amigo, and his long, fascinating career. Why would the US fight a war, win it, and then forget about it? Why would a filmmaker want to make a movie about a war most people haven’t heard of? How long does it take to research and write a 1000-page novel? Rafael asks these and more engaging questions; perhaps the interview below wi
Here I am with our Half Moon Yoga Barn teacher Nancy Causey. We are lucky to have a smart woman to vote for in this special election for State Assembly. Visit www.didibarrett.com to learn more. Don’t forget to vote! UPDATE! All the absentee ballots have been counted, and Didi has officially WON the March 20th special election! Thanks to all our friends who heeded the call to vote! You can find out more about what Didi plans to do for the Hudson Valley by clicking on her webs