The Importance of Storytelling with John Sayles

February 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium Add to Calendar

The University of Hawaii at Manoa proudly welcomes John Sayles, the 2014 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. Sayles - one of the godfathers of the independent film movement - is an award-winning director, writer, actor and author. His book Thinking In Pictures: The Making Of The Movie Matewan, is still taught in film classes. He wrote and directed several films that have been nominated for Academy Awards, including Lone Star and Passion Fish. Sayles also directed three music videos for Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, I'm on Fire, and Glory Days.

The Dan & Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals at UH Manoa engages scholars and public figures dedicated to sharing their knowledge and life experiences. With an emphasis on democratic processes and the importance of public life, the Chair enhances understanding of the unique context of Hawai‘i, Asia and the Pacific within the traditional positions of power and influence in the U.S.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Orvis Auditorium

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. event. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

On-campus parking is available for $6.To view the parking map, go to

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Free admission

Event Sponsor
Office of the Chancellor and the Department of American Studies, Mānoa Campus

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