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
This March, John and Maggie will be attending the 54th FICCI film festival in Colombia. The FICCI will be presenting a retrospective of ten John Sayles films, as well as a roundtable discussion with John on March 18th. From the press release: Two time, Oscar-nominated American actor, director and screenwriter John Sayles will be at the 54th FICCI along with the very best of his films and will be part of a roundtable discussion at Salón FICCI.
If Sayles’ films could be describ
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
John and Maggie will be spending most of the month of February at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. John will be in residency as the 2014 Inouye Chair in Democratic Ideals, and he and Maggie will both be giving master classes to students. In addition, the American Studies Department has been presenting John Sayles Film series, co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Humanities and the Academy for Creative Media. The film series will conclude on February 13th with a screening o
John Sayles, filmmaker | John Anderson, interviewer Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm
AtriumFlix AtriumFlix and JustFilms introduce free monthly screenings of social justice films. Don’t miss groundbreaking films and intimate conversations with leading filmmakers. 7:00: Conversation with John Sayles followed by a screening of The Brother From Another Planet click here for all the info John Sayles likes to be known as a storyteller. GO FOR SISTERS is his 18th film, all of whi
Today’s story of night and day desert filming comes to us courtesy of Hilary Barraford, who did the background casting for the movie and is also acts in the opening scene. Hilary, our intrepid correspondent Tales From the Trenches: Just Deserts I know it’s sacrilegious to quote blockbusters on the John Sayles blog. But I’m still doing it. There’s a moment in Armageddon (1998) when the characters Oscar and Truman (played by two actors who have yet to work with John Sayles, and