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


YELLOW EARTH Reading with John Sayles (Boston, MA @ 7pm)

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

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

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, 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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“Movies ‘Til Dawn”: Interview with John Sayles

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

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 describes working with the iconic cinematographer Haskell Wexler, adapting to digital editing, and what is expected of and appreciated about...

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New Year, New Book!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Movie Making | 1 comment

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 means we’re going on the road! We’re very excited to be kicking-off the “Yellow Earth” book tour at the end of this month...

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

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Movie Making | 0 comments

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...

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MEDIUM COOL – Special Screening in NYC with John Sayles on 11/23/19

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Movie Making | 0 comments

This Saturday, November 23rd, John Sayles will introduce Haskell Wexler’s iconic film MEDIUM COOL as the Academy Film Archives celebrates the film’s 50th Anniversary. The screening will take place November 23rd at 2:30 PM at the Metrograph Theater in NYC and is open to the general public. Click here for details and tickets:...

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Upcoming Appearance Nov. 21st in Madison, CT

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Movie Making | 0 comments

Join Writer and Director John Sayles at the Madison Art Cinema on November 21st at 7:45 PM for a screening of his film MATEWAN followed by a Q&A. Click here for more details:...

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John Sayles to speak on ‘Work and Class in Movies’ – NYC event November 11th – Open to the public!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Movie Making | 0 comments

John Sayles will be participating in a panel discussion hosted by Film Comment magazine about work and class in movies. Please come out for this free event at Lincoln Center on November 11th at 7:00 pm. Online RSVP opens November 8th at noon, ticket availability is limited. Click below for more details....

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SONORA Screening and Q&A

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019 in Movie Making | 0 comments

SONORA (THE DEVIL’S HIGHWAY) makes its U.S. debut in New Haven, CT on October 3rd at 7 pm! Don’t miss the opportunity to see this newly-released, critically acclaimed Mexican film on the big screen. Q&A with Alejandro Springall (director) and John Sayles (screenwriter) immediately following the screening. Admission is...

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