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    Interview: John Sayles Tells S&A About 'Go For Sisters,' the Future of Indie Film, and 5 Historical Projects That Should Come to the Small Screen

    Sayles is one of those writer-directors that other artists rave about, and who's been mentioned frequently in our interviews with Alfre Woodard, Joe Morton, Reggie Rock Bythewood and others, so it was good to finally speak with him one on one to talk more about "Go For Sisters," new projects the he ...

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    Interview: Yolonda Ross, LisaGay Hamilton Talk Work & Artistry in 'Go For Sisters' (On DVD Today)

    Rent or buy your copy of the film on DVD today, via Netflix or Amazon.

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    Interview: Emmy Winner Joe Morton Reflects on Michael Brown and the Speech That Every Black Parent Gives Their Child

    A day before the Emmy ceremony, we spoke about his role as the unscrupulous dad of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and the former head of covert government agency B613. He also had a chance to reflect on other noted roles over the years and share his perspectives on black culture on and off screen.

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    The Real Story Behind Those Rick Baker 'Night Skies' Photos

    It all started with a tweet. On May 22nd, Rick Baker, the make-up wizard and self-proclaimed "monster maker" behind everything from "American Werewolf in London" to "Maleficent," posted an old, black-and-white photo to his Twitter account. The caption read: "As requested, the Night Skies alien. Not ...

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    Fourth annual New Voices in Black Cinema festival at BAMcinématek Announces Lineup

    Black independent films have become much more prominent in recent years, and credit is partially due to the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, presented by BAMcinématek and now entering into its fourth year. The festival, co-presented by the Fort Greene-based ActNow Foundation, will run from Thurs...

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    'Go For Sisters' Expands To Atlanta, Albuquerque, Columbus, Santa Fe, San Diego, Lake Worth Today

    'Go For Sisters' Expands To Atlanta, Albuquerque, Columbus, Santa Fe, San Diego, Lake Worth Today

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    John Sayles' 'Go For Sisters' (LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross) Comes to LA This Weekend. See It!

    After opening in New York theaters on November 8, John Sayles' fiercely independent drama/thriller, Go For Sisters, moves on to Los Angeles theaters this Friday, November 15, and additional expansion afterward, with a DVD/digital release in 2014.

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    Indie Icon John Sayles Insists on His Right to Make a Black Female Buddy Picture If He Wants To ('Go for Sisters' TRAILER)

    Mexican border noir "Go For Sisters," the latest emphatically idiosyncratic self-financed original from indie icon John Sayles, is finally hitting theaters in New York and Los Angeles this month, followed by a slow rollout through the rest of the country. (DVDs are available for pre-order on the VHX...

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    Exclusive: Fontayne Needs Information In Clip From John Sayles' Latest 'Go For Sisters'

    John Sayles has pretty much done it all. A pioneer in independent cinema, the writer/director has been cutting his own path through the American movie landscape, with film after film featuring rich characters, unique stories and delivering the kind layered drama and comedies that especially these da...

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