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This Sunday at BAM, 9:30pm.  A screening of The Brother from Another Planet, with a Q&A featuring John Sayles and Joe Morton.  Sure to be a fantastic event!  Click the link for all the info. 
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The Australian literary smash-hit Women Of Letters is bringing their fantastic salon to Chicago and New York City this week with three fantastic events (at Mayne Stage, The Bowery Electric, and The Bell House). Get your tickets! These events are going to be great!
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John and Maggie have spent February in Hawaii, teaching master classes and doing Q&As at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Now that their time on the islands is wrapping up, Maggie sends us this greeting, and an artist shout-out to Shepard Fairey.
John and Maggie have spent February in Hawaii, teaching master classes and doing Q&As at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Now that their time on the islands is wrapping up, Maggie sends us t...
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Check out 45 things John has learned as a moviemaker in the "This is the Life We've Chosen" feature in Movie Maker Magazine -- on newsstands now! A preview: http://bit.ly/1mxketr #GoldenRules
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"GO FOR SISTERS" is one of @Salon's "10 Most Underrated Movies of 2013." Catch it opening in Hartford at Real Art Ways tomorrow!
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From a hilarious disaster movie to a poignant romance, these films deserve more attention than they got
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It's Friday the 13th, and if you want to see Go For Sisters, it just might be your lucky day! The movie opens in 10 new cities tonight: Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Irvine, Philadelphia, and Phoenix! Check out http://goforsistersmovie.com/#theaters for times, theaters, and tickets.
Go For Sisters is the 18th feature film written and directed by independent cinema pioneer John Sayles. Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up so cl...
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We've just found out that John won the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Progressive! Also, a quick travel update from John and Maggie in Colombia.
We recently learned that John has won the 2013 Lifetime Achievement PROGIE Award from The Progressive. John shares this award with co-winner Robert Redford. Also, we have a quick travel update fr...
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We have had an update on the goings-on in Bohol, Philippines, from our friend Cooper Resabal: the former Baryo Living Museum has been relaunched as the Bol-anon Village Cultural Trails.
We have had an update on the goings-on in Bohol, Philippines, from our friend Cooper Resabal: the former Baryo Living Museum has been relaunched as the Bol-anon Village Cultural Trails.
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John and Maggie will be teaching master classes in residency at University of Hawaii at Manoa in February.
John and Maggie will be spending most of the month of February at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. John will be in residency as the 2014 Inouye Chair in Democratic Ideals, and he and Maggie will...
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John and Maggie will be in attendance at the 2014 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in Chicago, January 9-12. Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America has nearly 30,000 members in 100 countries. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature. http://bit.ly/1crnArN
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Only one day left of 2013! Check out the audience Q&A from John's Overheard with Evan Smith interview -- the whole evening will be up on the KLRU-TV, Austin PBS website next month! http://bit.ly/19zsl8y
John Sayles is one of the most well-known independent filmmakers of our time...
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Cesar Alejandro is working to make a documentary about the life and art of Luis Jimenez, the first Latino/Hispanic sculptor to come to National and International prominence in the United States. With your help, we can aid independent documentarians in the telling of stories from every part of American society, to inspire us all.
Cesar Alejandro is working to make a documentary about the life and art of Luis Jimenez, the first Latino/Hispanic sculptor to come to National and International prominence in the United States. W...
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Before Kevin Smith maxed out his credit cards, before there was an Independent Film Channel or a Sundance festival, and long before independent film became a "marketing niche" there was John Sayles, making it happen with a combination of talent, shrewdness, and determination.

And he's kept on making it happen for over two decades, coming to personify the movement that he jump-started in 1979 with his $40,000 featureThe Return of the Secaucus 7. He has become the definitive independent, the Godfather of Bootstrap Cinema.