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In Chicago for Story Week this week

Columbia College Chicago has graciously invited John to be part of their internationally-known Story Week event, being held in Chicago this coming week.

The event will feature both Amigo and A Moment in the Sun.

Here’s all the info from Columbia about readings, screenings, and signings on March 21-23.

Filmmaker John Sayles

Visits Story Week

The work of John Sayles has been integral to the development of independent film in the United States. Beginning with his first feature, Return of the Secaucus 7, his movies have helped define the “other” that exists beyond Hollywood. Despite an unwillingness to tailor his subject matter and style to the dictates of the mainstream, he has managed to direct sixteen feature films, including his most recent film, Honeydripper (2007), which starred Danny Glover. His seventeenth feature, Amigo, was filmed in the Philippines in early 2010.

His novel A Moment in The Sun, set during the same period as Amigo, in the Philippines, Cuba, and the US, was released in 2011 by Dave Egger’s publishing house, McSweeney’s. Sayles was recently honored with the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Writer’s Guild of America.

Co-Sponsored by the Fiction Writing and Film & Video Departments:

Wednesday, March 21 at 4 pm

Screening/Q&A with John Sayles, Filmmaker Hosts: F&V faculty member Dan Rybicky and F&V Chair Bruce Sheridan Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor

(You can RSVP to the Facebook Event for the above screening)

Thursday, March 22 at 1 pm Reading/Conversation/Signing with John Sayles, A Moment in the Sun Hosts: FW faculty member Randall Albers and F&V Chair Bruce Sheridan Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor

Thursday, March 22 at 6 pm Literary Rock & Roll: American Dreamers Readings and Signings including John Sayles Metro Chicago (all ages), 3730 N. Clark

For more information, visit the Story Week page.

From March 18 through March 23, 2012, the Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Department presents the sixteenth annual Story Week Festival of Writers with a feast of readings, panels, and performances celebrating the written word. All events are free and open to the general public. 2012’s theme “Surviving the American Dream” was chosen to provoke some serious questioning and prompt new thinking about the future of our country, as well as the future of creative work.

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