Join acclaimed filmmaker and novelist John Sayles as he presents his new novel, Yellow Earth, and talks about his work with Eric Allen Hatch of Beyond Video.
About Yellow Earth: Rich layers of shale oil are discovered under Yellow Earth, North Dakota and the neighboring Three Nations Indian reservation. All hell breaks loose.
John Sayles works as a fiction writer, screenwriter, actor and feature film director. His novel Union Dues (1978) was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Critics’ Circle Award. He has written over a hundred screenplays and was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He has directed 18 feature films, with another, I Passed This Way, currently in progress. His films Matewan and Lone Star, as well as his previous novel A Moment in the Sun, are often used for instruction in History and American Studies courses. Yellow Earth is his fifth novel.
Eric Allen Hatch is a film programmer, film critic, and filmmaker consultant based in Baltimore, MD. He was the Director of Programming for Maryland Film Festival from 2007 until quitting in early 2018, and wrote the much-discussed Filmmaker article Why I Am Hopeful. He is a co-owner of Beyond Video, Baltimore's incredible nonprofit video store. His MUBI Notebook column Infinite Fest takes the pulse of the North American festival scene. He can also be found photoshopping Paul Blart into transgressive art-house films on Twitter/IG as @ericallenhatch, and exploring the intersection of memes and rigorous film criticism at ericallenhatch.com.