"Honeydripper" Reimagines the Birth of Rock and Roll 

John Sayles, the celebrated writer, director, and indie film pioneer, may have 16 motion pictures under his belt, but he still doesn't think he'll ever make a film within the studio system. Maybe that's what's got him singing the blues.

"I continue to work for studios as a writer-for-hire, but there's nothing that makes me think any of them are going to let me do the kinds of things I [want to do]," says the lean, 57-year-old Sayles.

Read more of Chris Davis' story on director John Sayles and his latest film, Honeydripper, here.

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