Arts Express: John Sayles, Sarah Palin And Eskimos In Outer Space

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From The Pen Of John Sayles: A founding father of US independent film, Sayles scrutinized the One Percent in movies like Matewan and Brother From Another Planet long before they were called that.

Sayles discusses his life journey from factory worker to filmmaker and how it informed his political consciousness in his films; the creative process without spin; and how costumes ended up more important than truth and history in movies today.

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On The Ice: Indigenous Eskimo filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha McLean explores his Arctic roots in this conversation with Arts Express, as realized in his first feature film, On The Ice. McLean also delves into oil and land theft, power and powerlessness, language loss, Occupy Alaska, Sarah Palin, and Eskimos in outer space.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network's Arts Express.