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"Honeydripper" Reimagines the Birth of Rock and Roll

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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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