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    Watch: New Trailer for John Sayles' 'Go For Sisters'

    Independent filmmaker John Sayles returns to crime thriller territory with his upcoming film "Go For Sisters." Check out the new trailer.

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    Morelia Film Festival: Too Many Mexican Movies Day, plus John Sayles' 'Go For Sisters'

    "Go For Sisters," the new movie from John Sayles, boasts a cast that includes Edward James Olmos, who's here in Morelia and popular with the crowd, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, Harold Perrineau, Isaiah Washington, and Hector Elizondo. Hamilton is a parole officer who gets her old friend and new ...

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    Tonight: BlackStar Film Fest & King Britt Present 'Brother From Another Planet (re-contextualized)'

    An intriguing-sounding event taking place tonight, at the 2nd annual BlackStar Film Festival in Philly, which is currently underway.

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    SXSW Review: 'GO FOR SISTERS' Illustrates the Best and Worst of John Sayles

    For decades now, John Sayles has written and directed movies rooted first and foremost in sharply conceived characters. More recently, even as his scrappy, self-financed productions have varied in quality, this central aspect has remained in place. "GO FOR SISTERS," like the filmmaker's previous fea...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #10: John Sayles Tells an Untold Story in 'Go for Sisters'

    Oscar-nominee John Sayles ("Amigo"), the filmmaker behind "Go for Sisters," also sidelines as a novelist, screenwriter and occasional actor. He describes his latest drama "Go for Sisters" as a story people haven’t seen before and full of terrific performances.

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    Edward James Olmos & Isaiah Washington Star In John Sayles' Next Film 'Go For Sisters'

    John Sayles is still churning out films on a fairly regular basis, and his most recent effort “Amigo” got its limited release in theaters in August last year. Starring Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt and Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle”), the film was moderately well received, bu...

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    Amigo—movie review

    Amigo ought to be a great film: the subject is fascinating and still resonates today, even though it takes place over a hundred years ago. The Philippine-American war has been pretty much ignored, by textbook authors as well as moviemakers (but for the 1937 Hollywood movie The Real Glory). A...

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    John Sayles Talks The Politics Of 'Amigo' & Working With A Filipino Cast

    John Sayles' latest feature, "Amigo," is an intriguing moral fable, marrying historical narrative with a fictionalized tale that takes us on an emotional journey with those on both sides of a conflict. The background is the Philippine–American War of the early 20th century, a well-documented but not widely known (it certainly was skimmed over in our history classes) attempt to "win hearts and minds" of Filipinos. The "amigo" of the title refers to Rafael (Joel Torre), a cabeza (head) of a barrio whose initially envious position becomes his downfall when the Americans unceremoniously occupy the village and attempt to root out guerilla fighters...

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    John Sayles Looking To Direct Own Script Based On The Rosenberg Trial

    Talks Demise Of The HBO Satchmo Miniseries, 'Girls Like Us,' And MoreJohn Sayles is a busy man, a prolific screenwriter and icon of the American independent film movement. Having made his name directing films such “Eight Men Out,” “Matewan,” “The Return of the Secaucus Seven,” "Lone Star," "Sunshine State," and a variety of small but frequently warmly received films, Sayles also made his mark as an occasional Hollywood scribe, most recently co-writing "The Spiderwick Chronicles". With his latest, "Amigo" (our reviewer at TIFF '10 called it "a complex and organically built work that coaxes meaning out of the situations it builds rather than pu...

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    John Sayles To Write 'Girls Like Us' Based On The Lives Of Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell & Carole King

    Katie Jacobs To Make Feature Directorial DebutThough talk quieted since last August when Sony announced they would be adapting Sheila Weller’s “Girls Like Us,” a book about the careers of musical artists Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell and Carole King, for the big screen, the project is heating back up. THR reports that John Sayles, Oscar-nominated writer of “Passion Fish” and “Lone Star,” has been hired to pen the adaptation. Additionally, first-time feature director Katie Jacobs, a producer and director on the hit Fox show “House,” will helm and produce the project, along with producers Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon, ...

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