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WATCH: How John Sayles Kicks Ass in Every Genre

WATCH: How John Sayles Kicks Ass in Every Genre

Writer-director John Sayles continued on his fiercely independent path with this critically acclaimed but audience-dividing 1999 drama starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as a star-crossed lounge singer and David Strathairn as a handy man with a mysterious past. Sayles uses his formidable talents as a novelist to fashion an unpredictable storyline fleshed out with memorably intriguing characters including Kris Kristofferson as a sinister small-time criminal, “Smilin Jack” Johannson. The film won several festival prizes, competed at Cannes, and received two Indie Spirit nominations. 

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