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LONE STAR | Mar. 27, 7pm, CLA 1.302B
(1996, United States, dir.: John Sayles)

“The great, stirring epic LONE STAR stands as a peak in the career of John Sayles, who already has such admirably serious films to his credit. Long admired for the independence and quiet intelligence of his work, Mr. Sayles this time delivers a vibrant history lesson about a Texas border town. Gratifyingly complex and beautifully told, this tale explores a huge array of cultural, racial, economic and familial tensions. In the process, it also sustains strong characters, deep emotions and clear dramatic force. Plain and forthright as it looks, LONE STAR winds up with a scope and overview rarely attempted in American films today, which makes its success that much more exemplary. Every moment of the film, from the quiet foreshadowing of its first scene to a magnificently apt ending, is utterly right.” Janet Maslin, The New York Times.

Introduced by Ward Keeler, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, with a discussion afterward. Part of the Faces of Migration: Classic and Contemporary Feature Film Series.

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