Last chance: Film producer Alejandro Springall and John Sayles at Cape Ann Cinema
“I like to show my beautiful country.”
Alejandro Springall, Mexican film producer, talk back after The Thin Yellow Line / La delgada línea amarilla screening at Cape Ann Community Cinema, Gloucester, MA.
Last night at Cape Ann Community Cinema was a rare chance to see an auteur film before its American distribution. A memorable talk back with Alejandro Springall — a film producer with a poetic touch– was informative and inspiring. Springall provided behind-the-scenes details on the making of The Thin Yellow Line, other films including ones in collaboration with John Sayles, and the Mexican film industry. Mexican companies can invest in films and write off a deduction with tax incentives built into mandatory state funding for culture. Why give it to the government when your marketing is funding a movie? It’s easy to see why Sayles and Springall have worked together: similar artistic approach to filmmaking, a particular focus on characters, great scripts, and dignity.