John and Maggie attend the White River Indie Films Festival in Vermont


Here’s what Maggie had to say about the weekend.

White River Junction? Why do we say yes to some invitations and no to others? In this case we said yes because WRIF board member John Griesemer invited us. As a new actor at the Eastern Slope Playhouse in 1978 Griesemer narrowly missed appearing in RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN. He and his wife Faith Catlin joined that circle of friends and years later John Griesemer would appear in John Sayles only feature length play TURNBUCKLE as well as in EIGHT MEN OUT and CITY OF HOPE. Griesemer promised us a pleasant stay with him and Faith in their home in nearby Lyme NH and he was good to his word. It was great to meet so many longtime Sayles fans and wonderful to have in the audience at his readings two of our SECAUCUS SEVEN crew, Bill Aydelott and Fred Burnham. Bonus: a visit to Loch Lyme Lodge, 21 rustic cabins by a lake, like a place from a 40’s postcard. Check it out: www.lochlymelodge.com  We’re talking about staging a Sayles/Renzi tribal gathering there next summer.

Here are a couple of photos from the festival, courtesy of the WRIF Facebook page.


John addresses the crowd at the AMIGO screening



John and Maggie are featured at a panel discussion


Sounds like a fantastic time was had by all in Vermont!

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