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Exclusive: Fontayne Needs Information In Clip From John Sayles' Latest 'Go For Sisters'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2013 11:04 AM
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John Sayles has pretty much done it all. A pioneer in independent cinema, the writer/director has been cutting his own path through the American movie landscape, with film after film featuring rich characters, unique stories and delivering the kind layered drama and comedies that especially these days are all too rare. With two Oscar nominations to his name, Sayles has done everything from making tiny movies on shoestring budgets, acclaimed indies with an ensemble roster of stars and even dabbling in the blockbuster world as a writer from time-to-time. But his latest, "Go For Sisters," finds Sayles right in his wheelhouse, with another distinct drama, set in a carefully realized world.

Watch: Trailer For John Sayles' New Film 'GO FOR SISTERS' Premiering At SXSW

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 3:00 PM
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You gotta admire John Sayles. An independent filmmaker long before today's current crop -- or even the directors who rose up out of the '90s scene -- his career has had its peaks and valleys, but over the past few years he's resolutely strived on, even if audiences and the industry haven't followed. His last couple pictures -- the bluesy "Honeydripper" and the sorely underseen historical drama "Amigo" -- came and went without much notice, but he's likely hoping the fates have better things in store for his next effort, "GO FOR SISTERS" (yes, all caps).

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2012 5:47 PM
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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, but grossed a tiny $184k from its release on a maximum of 10 screens. To say it was small would be an understatement. But such is the state of financing these days where guys like Sayles are left on the sidelines. But, keen to keep his fanbase updated with plans for his next film, Sayles has taken to his blog to speak about his upcoming 18th feature.

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