Presented by Jim Gold
The Director-Writer John Sayles has writ large in his commentaries on American life. Selected a MacArthur Fellow in 1983, after making ‘Return of the Secaucus Seven’, he deplored working with large studios. His films are his own. Typically of Sayles, in the same year, he was made a MacArthur genius, he wrote and directed the movie, ‘Lianna’, a story of two women in love. Lone Star is one of 24 films he directed and is frequently mentioned as his best.
IMDB: “(Lone Star) focuses on a border town in Texas, and the influences of and conflicts between the white, black and Hispanic populations there. It starts when they discover the remains of racist Sheriff Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson), murdered under mysterious circumstances many years earlier; Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) leads the investigation. [This] town carries many secrets, many of which are about to blow open.” Watch for the actor Matthew McConaughey in one of his first roles.