THU MAR 9, 2023 7:30 PM


$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Q&A with author and filmmaker John Sayles. Moderated by Jim Hemphill.

Book signing with John Sayles for his new novel, Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade’s Journey, at 6:30pm inside the theatre, in partnership with Larry Edmunds Bookshop

‘John Sayles: An American Cinematheque Tribute’


Tickets are no longer on sale for this event.


SUNSHINE STATE, 2002, John Sayles, 141 Minutes, Sony, USA

Two vibrant women struggle to achieve independence from the men in their lives and encroaching real estate development. Returning to make amends in her hometown, former beauty queen, Desiree (Angela Bassett) runs into an old flame who happens to be involved with the new development. In another part of the state, reluctant business owner, Marly (Edie Falco) weighs the decision to sell her property to the development while balancing caring for her ailing father and slacker ex-husband.

FORMAT: 35mm

SUNSHINE STATE 35mm print courtesy of the DGA Motion Picture Industry Conservation Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

SILVER CITY, 2004, John Sayles, 128 Minutes, Park Circus, USA

When the discovery of a corpse at Arapahoe Lake threatens to unravel Richard “Dicky” Pilager’s gubernatorial campaign, Danny O’brien, former journalist-turned-private-eye finds himself immersed in a world of corruption, land development, mining companies and ecological disaster.

FORMAT: 35mm

SILVER CITY 35mm collection print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.