John Sayles' AMIGO and A Moment in the Sun out at last.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


That's the number of hits on you tube for Amigo the Movie Trailer, as of 4:30pm Mar del Plata Argentina time.
That's a jump of 600 in the last few days.
What's going on?

Sunny Argentina

That's me, pointing at our Hotel Hermitage. We showed AMIGO in a gorgeous huge theater with a giant screen. John Sayles is not well known in Argentina where very few of our films have played. But those who know him love him.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Many Muses of John Sayles

The Hartford Courant wrote a great article on John last week.  If you're in Connecticut, check out the Sayles retrospective at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art!

Check out the article: What Inspires John Sayles?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

LA was great

Our AFI Festival screening was a great success. Despite disastrous online ticketing (apologies to all who were discouraged) over 700 people came to see AMIGO on the big screen at Grauman's Chinese Theater. Thanks to AFI Festival for inviting us and to the projectionist (hooray!) for beautiful projection.

We are turning some new corner. Instead of hearing about the dismal prospects for making money, we hear that AMIGO is beautiful and important and a good story. "Like MATEWAN" which will mean something to you oldtimers out there.

Thanks to Winston and Cate for all their help. And thank you all for coming. Keep the buzz building.
I'll get some photos up soon.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

See you there

Maybe that should be the subtitle of this blog: see you there.

This week LA, next week Hartford, and the next week, Mar del Plata.
Yes, as you Twitter followers may have noticed, John and I are taking AMIGO to the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina.

Any Filipinos in Mar del Plata?

Best Boomer Movie? 

If that's the question, this guy says the answer is RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN and you can see it next week at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford CT.

One of the most renowned and well-respected independent filmmakers
and writers, John Sayles has stayed true to his art by remaining free of
Hollywood constraints. Sayles uses the silver screen to explore social
issues and examine human nature. Join us for a weekend celebrating the
storytelling ability of this American legend.

7:30 p.m.
Meet director JOHN SAYLES
before a screening of
Seven former college friends,
along with a few new friends,
gather for a weekend reunion at a
summer house in New Hampshire.
1979. 102 min. Rated R.
Get details of the full retrospective, find the address and where to park at

See you in there.


A tip of the hat, once again, to Sir Ruben for his nice piece about AMIGO:

Giant Robot and FilAm Arts are beating the kalatong and Winston Emano officially joins Cate Park as FOJS. (That would be Friends of John Sayles). It looks like we're going to get a great crowd at the AFI screening Nov 6 9:45pm.

First time ever a Filipino film has played at Grauman's Chinese Theater- how 'bout that?

Don't be discouraged if you have trouble getting tickets online. We are in a HUGE theater and there will be seats for everyone. Just show up.

That's Saturday, November 6, 9:45 pm.

See you there.