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YELLOW EARTH Reading with John Sayles (Guilford, CT @ 7pm)

January 30 @ 7:00 pm

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Reading and Q&A with John Sayles on January 30, 2020 @ 7pm

Guilford Free Library:

67 Park St., Guilford

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January 30
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7:00 pm
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https://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org/
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A Message From John on Criterion Channel’s ‘Voices of Protest’

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Movie Making | 0 comments

A heads up to any of you who have access to the Criterion Channel-  they’ve just curated a section called ‘Voices of Protest’ and there are some terrific features there, as well as documentaries covering vital American history.  Thinking about our present situation, I highly recommend-  The Children Were Watching, made for a TV network by Richard Leacock, set during the first week of school integration in New Orleans, 1961. Documents the deep, very personal roots of virulent racism in this country-  not for the faint of...

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Posted by on Apr 24, 2020 in Movie Making | 3 comments

In 1988 when John Sayles and I visited friends with kids, every tv was playing a VHS of LAND BEFORE TIME on a loop. Every single house with kids. I said to John, “We have to make a kids movie, just to help out.” I had pestered him for years about making a movie from SECRET OF THE RON MOR SKERRY by Rosalie K. Fry. It was my favorite book when I was 10 – and I suppose it is still my favorite book for kids. Fiona is so brave and persistent.  I’m happy to say the book is again in print, recently republished by New York Review Books in...

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A message from John & Maggie

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Movie Making | 2 comments

What a great time we had on the YELLOW EARTH book tour. We loved seeing all of our old friends. Lots of hugging and kissing and shaking of hands. That was then! We were very lucky to return home – last stop Seattle – and to be symptom free. We are self isolating these days, with plenty to entertain us. Take care of yourself and look around to see who might need some help.Now go wash your hands -Maggie and Joh View this post on Instagram Sign up to the TomorrowToday weekly updates to receive our insights and resources for...

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We met so many MATEWAN fans during the Yellow Earth book tour. Remember that when we made the movie, no one wanted to talk about the Matewan Massacre…

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Movie Making | 0 comments

We met so many MATEWAN fans during the Yellow Earth book tour. Remember that when we made the movie, no one wanted to talk about the Matewan Massacre…

Now you can visit the beautiful West Virginia Mine Wars Museum in Matewan itself. The Museum is re-opening in a union-owned building in Matewan, WV on May 16, 2020 – the town’s official date of observance of the shoot-out that occurred there 100 years ago. It’s a small but mighty museum in Matewan that tells the story of coal miners and their struggle for unionization and justice. It’s exciting to see the exhibits, their mission, and their space grow over these past five years. Because it’s a small...

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West Coast, that’s a wrap!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Movie Making | 0 comments

What a whirlwind of a great time we had on both legs of our YELLOW EARTH book tour, and at the American Cinematheque Sayles film series in L.A. Thank you to all who came out to partake in the readings and discussions of YELLOW EARTH. 17 cities of engaged citizens and great conversations! Film fans – we hope you enjoyed the retrospective and got to see a few features. We had a very ambitious schedule and couldn’t be at all of the screenings, but it was great to revisit some of those old favorites with you! Many thanks to the...

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Thank you East Coast!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Movie Making | 0 comments

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Posted by on Feb 4, 2020 in Movie Making | 1 comment

CLICK HERE FOR YELLOW EARTH TOUR SCHEDULE AND DETAILS John Sayles discusses YELLOW EARTH at Amherst Bookstore, Feb. 2, 2020 (photo: M....

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2020 in Movie Making | 1 comment

Our friend Mary Cybulski snapped this one at the Guilford Library where the YELLOW EARTH tour began last night. John packed the community room and sold out of all the books supplied by the new owners of Breakwater Books. Note the hand in the foreground is holding a vintage copy of UNION DUES. It’s going to be a busy February indeed, and we hope you can join us at a reading! – Maggie Photo by Mary...

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Posted by on Jan 16, 2020 in Movie Making | 0 comments

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 Sayles is a writer of all trades.  Here’s a rare opportunity to meet John wearing 3 hats in one day – as screenwriter, as director,...

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Posted by on Jan 16, 2020 in Movie Making | 0 comments

A powerful collaboration between John Sayles (writer) and Alejandro Springall (producer/director), SONORA is available in the US only on Pantaya.com, 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 Alejandro was invited by Sub-Commandante Marcos (now Sub-Commandante Galleano) to show the film for Zapatistas and others in Chiapas, Mexico....

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