Lone Star: John Sayles and the Changing Landscape for Independent Cinema

photo of John Sayles
From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library

Event Information

Date & Time
June 4, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
John Sayles Symposium
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Sayles never sought assistance from Hollywood to create his films. His first film, produced for $60,000, helped to write the textbook of how to make a film in the contemporary age when big ideas combine with a shoe string budget. This panel of friends, cohorts and collaborators of Sayles share how their collective careers began and how the industry has changed and changed them in the process.

Mason Daring Composer
Maggie Renzi Producer
David Strathairn Actor

Daniel Herbert U-M Associate Professor of Screen Arts & Cultures (Moderator)

View the full list of events offered as part of the symposium Declaration of Independence: John Sayles as Author, Auteur, Founding Father.

The John Sayles Symposium is sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, University of Michigan Library, the Michigan Theater, and Cinetopia International Film Festival.

Additional Infomation

Host Contact
Philip A Hallman phallman@umich.edu
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Last modified: 06/02/2014