History of Art and Architecture

Giordano reports on screening of John Sayles's Lone Star (1996) in LA

Ph.D. Candidate Rebecca Giordano covered the release of the 4K restoration of John Sayles' 1996 western film "Lone Star" for Short Takes, the Los Angeles Review of Books' new series of reviews of live events. Her essay covers the film and the subsequent Q-and-A with the prominent director. Linked to PhD research on 20th-century race and national identity in the Americas, Giordano considers how Sayles uses techniques drawn from the Golden Age of Hollywood to rethink the genre of the Western in the age of NAFTA and its racial politics. Read Giordano's article here