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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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    Interview: Yolonda Ross, LisaGay Hamilton Talk Work & Artistry in 'Go For Sisters' (Opens Friday)

    Hamilton and Ross made time to chat briefly with me in what started as an interview about the film and ended as a conversation about artistry in general, and the choices that actors and others make to sustain themselves creatively.

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    5 Films About Real-Life Sporting Controversies

    It will surprise exactly no one to learn that few of us here at the Playlist ever sat at the jocks’ table in high school and only a very few of really count ourselves as major sports fans. However there are aspects of modern sporting culture that, whether or not we find ourselves transfixed by the s...

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    John Sayles Self-Financed 'Go For Sisters,' Paints Gloomy Portrait Of Indie Filmmaking, More...

    John Sayles Self-Financed 'Go For Sisters,' Paints Gloomy Portrait Of Indie Filmmaking, More...

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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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