At the beginning of 2013, John and Maggie spent a few days in New Orleans at the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.
In addition to screening six of John’s movies in a film festival that ran January 3rd – 5th, the AHA also hosted two panels discussing John’s work:
Thinking Through History with John Sayles
A Conversation with John Sayles
The Educational Edition of AMIGO was also a big topic of discussion at the AHA Meeting, since the movie beautifully illustrates an often-overlooked part of American History. Maggie and John had a lovely time in New Orleans, and Maggie tells me it was rewarding to have each movie discussed in its own academic and historical context.