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American Cinematheque Sayles Retrospective – February 13-17, Los Angeles, CA

American Cinematheque will be hosting a John Sayles film retrospective in LA. from February 13 to 17.  The 5-day event will feature 10 Sayles films, including the L.A. debut of the newly-restored 1987 classic MATEWAN!  John Sayles will be in attendance each day for Q&A sessions in between films, and he’ll also be signing copies of his new book “YELLOW EARTH”.  As fans know, John... read more

SONORA continues making its mark globally since its U.S. debut last Fall

A powerful collaboration between John Sayles (writer) and Alejandro Springall (producer/director), SONORA is available in the US only on, but it is playing all around the world on Neflix. Alejandro has heard from viewers from Egypt and India who really connect with the movie. UNESCO Latin America has championed the film with invitations to their conferences in Panama and Mexico City. And... read more

“Movies ‘Til Dawn”: Interview with John Sayles

John recently sat down with “Movies ‘Til Dawn” blogger and podcast host, Ray DeFelitta, for a riveting discussion about John’s indie-film career. The conversation is filled with great anecdotes and plenty of insight about John not only as director, but writer and editor also. Among the films they delve into are RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7, HONEYDRIPPER, AMIGO, and MATEWAN. John also... read more

New Year, New Book!

Happy New Year from John & Maggie and the Anarchists’ Convention team! The new decade is off to a great start for us with the release of John Sayles’ 5th novel, “Yellow Earth”. Set in the early 2000’s, the story delves into the havoc that ensues after shale oil is discovered under the fictional North Dakota town of Yellow Earth, and its neighbor, Three Nations Indian reservation. And a new book... read more

John Sayles to speak on “The Life, Times, and Works of John Cassavetes” – Hellenic Film Society event December 12th – Open to the public!

This Thursday, December 12, John Sayles will be participating in a panel discussion moderated by George Stephanopoulos about the life and career of John Cassevetes. Please come out for this event at 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, in New York City at 6:00 PM. Follow the link below for tickets. John Cassavetes Panel... read more

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