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    John Sayles Looks Back: The Indie Film Hero Tells Us Why Making Movies Never Gets Easier

    "You absolutely can make movies. The idea of having a career in the movie business is a very, very different thing."

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    Nancy Savoca Donates Personal Film Archives to University of Michigan Library

    The donation will be part of U-M's Mavericks and Makers Indie Film Collection.

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    WATCH: How John Sayles Brought Polly Hamilton's Last Days With John Dillinger to Life

    Producer Julie Corman joins Trailers from Hell to discuss her 1979 film "The Lady in Red," written by Sayles and directed by Lewis Teague.

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    WATCH: How John Sayles Kicks Ass in Every Genre

    In the latest Trailers from Hell, 'A History of Violence' screenwriter Josh Olson admits that he lifted the ending from Sayles' 'Limbo' because it was just that good.

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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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    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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    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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