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An Open Letter to the Film Industry

By Jesse Richards (posted on here for archive purposes) 2014

An Open Letter to the Film Industry

(in rebuttal to George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, John Sayles and honestly we forget who else there were so many): 1,520 more words
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Saturday Matinee: The Brother From Another Planet

“The Brother From Another Planet” (1984) is a thinly veiled sci-fi race allegory from writer/director/editor/actor John Sayles. Joe Morton plays “the Brother” a mute alien slave who crash lands near Harlem while trying to evade his alien oppressors. 58 more words

Culture

Glimpsing solidarity: Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues (1993)

I’d been meaning to read Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues for years when scoping out potential material for a new module suddenly gave me the opportunity. 924 more words

Books

Great Directors (2009)

IMDB: Great Directors, directed by Angela Ismailos, features conversations with ten of the world’s greatest living directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles.

The Howling

One of my favorite horror films, and one of the best werewolf movies ever made, The Howling (1981) is a true classic of the genre. It’s one of those movies that the more I see it, the more I enjoy it. 459 more words

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