Thursday, August 25, 2011

John Sayles: Amigo

One of my favorite Directors of all time John Sayles has a new movie coming out
It is already playing in select theatres in the US and other places in the world, but it doesn't look like it is coming to Canada anytime soon.


Its star is Chris Cooper who also starred in 
Matewan(1987)
City of Hope(1991)
 Lone Star(1996)
Silver City(2004)
 all  written and  directed by John Sayles
This tells the story of a mayor caught in the middle of the American Philippine war, the film is told from the Filipino view however is that possible?
John Sayles wrote on his blog of the film prior to shooting that  "Filipinos take a real lunch hour, and this, with the shortness of daylight, shooting days and budget means we really have to have our game together to get everything shot and keep the quality high."


Here is a video of John Sayles describing "Amigo" to filmgoers on AMC with Jacob Soboroff

Thanks for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau