John Sayles and the Art of the Possible: Making Ambitious Films on a Low Budget

One of the most striking aspects of John Sayle's work is simply the strident conviction that underlies it. Conviction in the myriad dimensions of character, the complexity of politics and ideas, the rich textures of community and place, and most of all, a conviction in independence. The Return of the Secaucus Seven, Matewan, Passion Fish, City of Hope, Lone Star, Sunshine State, and his newest film, Silver City, which he's currently editing, all have this uncommon force of personality. Here in the Lodge, Sayles talks about making ambitious films on a low budget.


John Sayles
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