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A Conversation with Award-Winning Film Director John Sayles

Writing Life: Bringing Drama to the Screen

Writing for the screen has become a craft that serves some of the greatest stories on film. All films today start from a blank page and the idea of a writer. What are their creative processes and how do they bring that idea to the screen? For Native and non-Native filmmakers, are there links between oral traditions and filmmaking?
Join award-winning writer and director John Saylesand explore the journey from idea to script to screen.

The Sundance InstituteNative Program and the Taos Center for the Arts present a special evening with John Sayles and the screening of "The Howling".
Monday, May 18 7:30 PM
Taos Community Auditorium

John Sayles is one of the most celebrated independent American directors of the last two decades. His career began as a novelist and short story writer with the 1975 publication of "Pride of the Bimbos" followed by "Union Dues" a National Critics’ Circle and National Book Award nominee. His films include Lianna, Matewan City of Hope, Passion Fish, The Secret of Roan Inish, Lone Star, Sunshine State and Silver City and many others. He received the John D. MacArthur Award, given to 20 Americans each year for their innovative work in diverse fields. He was recently honored with the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Writer’s Guild of America.

Tickets: $6.00 TCA Members, $7.00 Regular Admission
Tickets available at the box office 45 minutes prior to screening.
For information, 575-758-2052

Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the development of original storytelling in film and theatre, and presents the annual Sundance Film Festival. Internationally recognized for its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Angels in America, Spring Awakening, Boys Don't Cry and Born into Brothels.

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