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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

Ethel Rosenberg pardon

In preparing a movie script I have done an enormous amount of research on the Rosenberg ‘spy case’ and have continued to follow developments as new information about the trial is made available to the public.  It is very clear that the conviction and execution of Ethel Rosenberg was not based on evidence but on false witness, and that the government prosecution team was not only aware of that... read more

Recommended Viewing:  The Return on PBS

Kelly Duane De La Vega and Katie Galloway, two filmmakers John has worked with, have a new documentary called The Return about the prison system in our country. It premieres this Monday on PBS.  The Return examines the passage of Prop. 36 (which marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated) through  the eyes of those on the front lines —... read more

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