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Films By John Sayles

The camera rarely stops moving in City Of Hope, an unflinching study of the urban dynamics of a contemporary American work­ing class community on the verge of economic breakdown. Drawing from his regular staple of actors, John Sayles's film is a network of play­ers from different social ... Read more
... ... Last years festival guest John Sayles continues his exploration of classic American social myths, with his long-cherished project on how the 1919 Chicago White Sox baseball team threw the World Series in cahoots with professional gamblers, in what became known as the Black Sox scandal ... Read more
“Honeydripper is set at the intersection of two movements that would change American life forever: civil rights, and rhythm & blues.” - Chicago Sun-Times ... Former boogie-woogie jazz muso Pine Top (Danny Glover) is struggling to keep the doors of his Alabama blues lounge open, faced with the ... Read more
An official selection at Cannes 1999, John Sayles' Limbo is another exceptional installment in an exemplary career. Sayles takes us to a glorious corner of Alaska where, unfortunately, the morale of the townsfolk doesn't match the spectacular scenery. Industry closure, the encroachment of tourism ... Read more
With this, his fifth feature film, director-screenwriter John Sayles has fashioned something special, a modern American epic which lies somewhere between The Grapes of Wrath and High Noon (or as one critic has noted, "High Noon and Shane as written by John Dos Passes") It's also US history on ... Read more
“You want to be treated like men? You want to be treated fair? Well, you ain't men to the coal company, you're equipment.”Featuring Chris Cooper, David Strathairn and an early screen role for musician Will Oldham (aka Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy) as a child preacher, Matewan looks at a volatile ... Read more
The generation which lived through the protest movements of the sixties has been served up cinematically in a variety of films which rarely strike an authentic note Whether it was the heavy righteousness of Elliott Gould in Getting Straight, or the facile chic of the trio in the recent Small Circle ... Read more
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