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John Sayles, "Some Time in the Sun"

In conversation with Howard Rodman
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Episode Summary

In his monumental new novel, Sayles-the great indy filmmaker-travels from the Yukon gold fields, to New York's bustling Newspaper Row, to Wilmington's deadly racial coup of 1898, to the bitter triumphs at El Caney and San Juan Hill in Cuba, and to war zones in the Philippines.

Participant(s) Bio

John Sayles's previous novels include Pride of the Bimbos, Los Gusanos, and the National Book Award-nominated Union Dues. He has directed seventeen feature films, including Matewan, Lone Star, and Eight Men Out, and received two Academy Award nominations. His latest film, Amigo, was completed in 2010.

Howard A. Rodman is a professor of screenwriting at USC's School of Cinematic Arts, serves on the Board of the Writers Guild of America, West, and has been Artistic Director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs. He wrote Savage Grace, August, and Joe Gould's Secret. Rodman is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and of the Los Angeles Institute of the Humanities.