John Sayles & Maggie Renzi Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Come join John Sayles and Maggie Renzi in Santa Fe this week!

These creative masterminds, who pioneered this generation’s unforgettable independent films, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on Oct. 20. Here, they will introduce their film “Lone Star” at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Oct. 30 at 6:30 pm.

“Lone Star” is a murder-mystery, where local sheriff Sam Deeds, played by Chris Cooper, is investigating a 40-year-old skeleton found in the desert. Watch as tensions rise in Rio County, Texas as Deeds starts digging up his famous father’s past, and the town’s darkest secrets get revealed. Tickets can be purchased here for $30 for general admission.

“Brother From Another Planet” and “Passion Fish” will also be playing at the festival. “Brother From Another Planet” follows the story of an alien who has crash-landed in New York City, trying to find his way through Harlem. The film will be shown on Oct. 21 at 2:45 pm. Tickets can be purchased here for $13 for general admission.

“Passion Fish” shows the budding relationship between a once-successful, bitter soap-opera star who has become paralyzed due to a car crash, played by Mary McDonnell, and a recovering cocaine-addict nurse who refuses to quit on her client, played by Angela Bassett. “Passion Fish” is showing Oct. 22 at 3:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased here for $13 for general admission.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will be held from Oct. 18-22. Individual festival passes can be purchased here to view films, panels, discussions, and attend parties in downtown Santa Fe, and packaged passes can be purchased here.

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A message from John & Maggie

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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