An Evening with John Sayles

The independent American film director and screenwriter, John Sayles, has been credited with helping kick-start the indie film genre with his 1981 work, “Return of the Secaucus Seven,” which was selected by the National Film Preservation Board for inclusion in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Before making movies, Sayles was an accomplished fiction writer, with books that include his 1978 National Book Award-nominated, “Union Dues.” In celebration of his latest book, described as “his most spectacular work of fiction to date,” the Gotham Center for New York History hosted an event at the Graduate Center of Sayles reading from the novel, “A Moment in the Sun.”
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