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Storyteller extraordinaire shares craft at UH-Manoa

By Mike Gordon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2014

~~<p>Students at the University of Hawaii are having face-to-face discussions this month with one of the great storytellers in film: John Sayles. Among independent filmmakers and art house aficionados, he's royalty, the American godfather of the genre.</p>
<p>His films explore the human condition against a landscape of politics, history and culture: a brutal labor conflict in &quot;Matewan&quot;; race, murder and class in &quot;Lone Star,&quot; which received an Oscar nomination for screenwriting; and the little-known Philippine-American war in &quot;Amigo,&quot; which you can see for free (along with the director) at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the FilCom Center in Waipahu.</p>
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Students at the University of Hawaii are having face-to-face discussions this month with one of the great storytellers in film: John Sayles. Among independent filmmakers and art house aficionados, he's royalty, the American godfather of the genre.

His films explore the human condition against a landscape of politics, history and culture: a brutal labor conflict in "Matewan"; race, murder and class in "Lone Star," which received an Oscar nomination for screenwriting; and the little-known Philippine-American war in "Amigo," which you can see for free (along with the director) at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the FilCom Center in Waipahu. Login for more...



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