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John Sayles

Director, Actor

Return of the Secaucus 7Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre
In his feature debut, writer–director John Sayles demonstrates a wisdom way beyond his years with this ‘do–it–yourself’…
Essential John SaylesEssential John Sayles (Return of the Secaucus 7, Lianna, Brother From Another Planet) (1980-1984)
Dir. John Sayles
Three seminal films from John Sayles' formative years as a spearhead of the American independent cinema movement.
Baby, It's YouBaby, It's You (1983)
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano
High–school sweethearts Rosanna Arquette and Vincent Spano undergo the trials of the late 60s counter–culture America. Characters and…
LiannaLianna (1983) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries
A mother–of–two breaks out of her cold marriage by way of an affair with a senior lecturer in this defining lesbian film of the 1980s,…
Brother from Another PlanetBrother from Another Planet (1984) Recommended
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Joe Morton, Steve James, Bill Cobbs
Quirky comic fantasy from John Sayles about a mute alien negro who crash lands in New York and mixes with some earthbound home–boys in downtown…
MatewanMatewan (1987) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell
In 1920s Virginia, miners unite against their strong–arm company who resort to 'scab' minority labour in response to strike action. Costly…
Eight Men OutEight Men Out (1989)
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. John Cusack, Michael Rooker, Christopher Lloyd
True story of the Chicago White Sox baseball team who conspired with gamblers to lose the World Series in 1919. Finely detailed topical drama with an…
City of HopeCity of Hope (1991) Recommended
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Vincent Spano, Stephen Mendillo, Chris Cooper
36 principals weave in and out of this sprawling, warts–and–all take on class, crime and corruption in working–class New York. The…
Passion FishPassion Fish (1992) Recommended
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Mary MacDonnell, Alfre Woodard, David Strathairn
After a debilitating accident, soap–opera super–bitch Mary MacDonnell returns to Louisiana and finds an unlikely soulmate in her black…
Straight TalkStraight Talk (1992)
Dir. Barnet Kellman
Feat. Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne
Easy–going comedy with Dolly Parton as a country gal who becomes a wildly popular 'agony aunt' on a Chicago radio station. Dolly livens up an…

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