ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Iconoclastic American filmmaker John Sayles has donated decades of documents, images, props and other material to the University of Michigan for an archive covering his 34-year directorial career.
Sayles' films include 1992's Academy Award-nominated "Passion Fish" and 1996's "Lone Star," with Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey and Chris Cooper in its ensemble cast.
University President Mary Sue Coleman announced the creation of the John Sayles Archive on Tuesday.
Sayles debuted as a director in 1979 with "Return of the Secaucus 7" and is about to release "Go for Sisters." His movies have been made outside the Hollywood system and explore themes such as race, class and gender identity.
Sayles and producing partner Maggie Renzi donated the materials, which include about 230 boxes of archival material.
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