Next week : John Sayles on Welles and Altman

Researchers from across the globe have been using the Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collections at the U-M Library since they arrived more than a decade ago. Books, papers, articles, movies, mapping projects and semester-long courses are just some of the outcomes that have been generated from the wealth of this material.

But what would a fellow “Maverick” member do with this same material? Join us next Friday, 14 April 3-5 pm in the Hatcher Library Gallery when noted writer and director John Sayles will kick off the Bilmes Visiting Filmmaker series by sharing items of interest he discovered while looking through the archives of fellow maverick directors Orson Welles and Robert Altman.

In addition to the compelling presentation from John, we'll recognize the generosity of Mr. Joshua Bilmes, who has graciously funded these four research and programmatic initiatives for the U-M Library’s Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers Collection, held in the Special Collections Research Center

  • The Hubert I. Cohen Research Fellowship
  • The Bilmes Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers Student Internship
  • Open access support for the U-M Press’s Out of the Archives manuscript series
  • The Bilmes Visiting Filmmaker Series

We hope you can join us next week!