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John Sayles, filmmaker

John Anderson, interviewer

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

AtriumFlix and JustFilms introduce free monthly screenings of social justice films. Don’t miss groundbreaking films and intimate conversations with leading filmmakers.

7:00: Conversation with John Sayles followed by a screening of The Brother From Another Planet

John Sayles likes to be known as a storyteller. GO FOR SISTERS is his 18th film, all of which he has also written, and most of which he has edited. He writes fiction, most recently his epic historical novel A Moment in the Sun, which was published by McSweeney’s in May 2011 and has gone into its second printing. His book about the making of MATEWAN, “Thinking in Pictures” is taught in film classes and has never been out of print. Sayles supports his directing career as a “writer for hire” in Hollywood. He has most recently written about KGB assassins, the Tasmanian penal colony, the Rosenberg spy case, the great singer- songwriters Joni Mitchell, Carole King, & Carly Simon, and a famous American brewing dynasty. He directed three music videos for Bruce Springsteen; Born in the USA, I'm on Fire, and Glory Days. He is one of the godfathers– or grandfathers– of the US Independent Film movement. He lives with his producing partner of many years, Maggie Renzi, in upstate New York.

John Anderson is a film critic for various publications including Variety, Newsday, and the Washington Post.

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Major funding provided by the Ford Foundation

Presented in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Special thanks to the New York Film Academy.