Response from Senator Blumenthal

I wrote to my senator and he wrote back. I am proud to be a citizen of the state of Connecticut. “Dear Ms. Renzi,   Thank you for your message regarding the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next Attorney General of the United States. I appreciate hearing from you. After studying Senator Sessions’ record and hearing his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, I have decided to vote... read more

Something we can ALL do right now!

We ask that you join us TODAY in supporting the call for a bipartisan review of Trump’s financials and apparent conflicts of interest. The House Oversight Committee (202-225-5074) is currently tallying calls— the more they get, the more likely the Committee is to demand ALL of Trump’s financial information. There is very little time left to take action. The Committee closes TODAY for the... read more

John and Maggie Attending the 13th Annual BendFilm Festival

John and Maggie will be on hand for special screenings of RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7 and CITY OF HOPE at BendFilm in Oregon (Oct 6th – Oct 9th). SECAUCUS 7 will screen as part of the “First Features” program on Saturday, October 8th at the Tower Theater. Earlier in the day, John will moderate the panel First Features,Then What? and Maggie will moderate the panel Film Fatales: Women in... read more

Revisiting “Los Gusanos” – Signed copies for sale

Leo Nufeld of the Miami New Times has written a great reflection on John’s critically-acclaimed 1991 novel Los Gusanos! Describing a chance encounter at a Buena Vista garage sale, Nufeld praises Gusanos, which he describes as dark, gritty, and “very Cuban”. You can check out his article here. While Nufeld suggests searching for the book at your local garage sale, Los Gusanos is now... read more

Joe Dante Retrospective at BAMcinématek

Next month, Brooklyn’s BAMcinématek will present a retrospective of Joe Dante’s film and television work. As many of you know, Joe and John’s friendship dates back to when they both worked for Roger Corman. They’ve collaborated through the years: John wrote the screenplays for “Piranha” and “The Howling” and played a part in “Matinee.” All three... read more

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