John and Maggie’s latest project TO SAVE THE MAN has been getting some great buzz these past two weeks!
Chaz Ebert, publisher extraordinaire, shared the news about the project on her blog at RogerEbert.com. John and Maggie often credit Roger Ebert with helping their films find a wider audience (in particular THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH), making Chaz’s post all the more meaningful. You can read the article here.
Indian Country Today reporter Rick Kearns interviewed Maggie about TO SAVE THE MAN, focusing on her outreach to Native communities and educators. You can check it out here.
TO SAVE THE MAN is set at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School circa 1890. While the majority of the cast will be comprised of nonprofessional Native American performers (more on that soon), longtime collaborator Chris Cooper is set to play Captain Richard Pratt, the school’s founder and superintendent. Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford has signed on as executive producer. Maggie and Alejandro Springall are producing and currently seeking funds to bring this important story to the screen. For more updates, “like” our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tosavetheman