John and Maggie at the International Fest of Arts & Ideas this weekend


Each June, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas comes to New Haven to celebrate artists and thinkers from around the world. And this year John and Maggie are taking part in the festivities!

The festival, in association with the Yale Summer Film Institute, will be hosting screenings of four films that foreground stories in the African American communities across the United States; BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, CITY OF HOPE, SUNSHINE STATE, and GO FOR SISTERS. In addition, John and Maggie will be discussing their careers and the current state of independent film in a public conversation on Saturday at 3pm. And the best thing about it is it is all FREE!!!

Full schedule for screenings and discussions are below. All will take place at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street). More info on the festival can be found here. And check out John’s related interview in the New Haven Independent.

Friday June 12

7pm – BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (35mm) screening

Saturday June 13

12:30pm – CITY OF HOPE (35mm) screening (John to introduce)

3:00pm – A Conversation with John and Maggie

4:00pm – SUNSHINE STATE (35mm) screening

Sunday June 14

1:00pm – GO FOR SISTERS (DCP) screening

3:15pm – Q&A with John

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What a great time we had on the YELLOW EARTH book tour. We loved seeing all of our old friends. Lots of hugging and kissing and shaking of hands. That was then! We were very lucky to return home – la

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