John Sayles screens ‘Amigo’ in Plymouth

Director for the independent film"Amigo", John Sayles, Producer Maggie Renzi and Actor Chris Cooper before the showing of the movie at Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Plantation. (Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe)
Director for the independent film"Amigo", John Sayles, Producer Maggie Renzi and Actor Chris Cooper before the showing of the movie at Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Plantation. (Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe)

Filmmaker John Sayles visited the Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Plantation on Friday to screen his drama “Amigo,” which was released in theaters in 2011. He was joined by his longtime producer and partner Maggie Renzi, whom he met at Williams College in the early ’70s, and one of the movie’s stars, Chris Cooper, who lives in Kingston. “Amigo” is set during the Philippine-American War, an era that has been a great source of inspiration for the writer-director. He was at the Duxbury Library on behalf of Westwinds Bookshop just a few years ago to talk about his novel “A Moment in the Sun,” which takes place during that period.

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